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It's Academic: A Hands-On Art Experience

It’s Academic: A Hands-On Art Experience

Colonnade Gallery

December 17, 2016 - May 14, 2017

Six interactive displays invite visitors of all ages to draw, make collages, and even put on costumes while learning about traditional subjects in Western art.

The great art academies of Europe wielded considerable historic influence. These schools did more than just train artists; they set standards that governed art production, including the ranking and classification of subjects. Known as the hierarchy of genres, the categories explored in this hands-on exhibition include history, portrait, genre, landscape, animal, and still life.