Jun 152010

From June 15 to August 22 Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents the works by 184 schoolchildren between 6 and 12, created with the help of 8 artists and 19 teachers.

This summer, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao features artworks produced by children aged 6 to 12 who have taken part in the ‘Learning Through Art’ program.
This exhibition presents the works by 184 schoolchildren between the ages of six and twelve, created throughout the academic year with the help of eight artists and nineteen teachers within the program ‘Learning Through Art’. This educational program reinforces subjects in the primary school curriculum through artistic activities and can cover any area, from science and social science to mathematics.
At the end of every school year an exhibition of the students’ artwork is held at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Gallery 103 B will delight visitors with a surprising blend of imagination, endeavor, fun and learning.
‘Learning Through Art’ has its roots in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York. The program was founded in 1970 by patron of the arts Natalie K. Lieberman in response to the elimination of arts education in New York City’s public elementary schools.
In 1998 the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao adapted the arts program to the needs and interests of Basque public primary schools. The project is a collaboration between the Museum and the Basque Department of Education’s Office of Innovation in Education, with sponsorship from the BBK.
‘Learning Through Art’ has been operating as a successful education and art program in the Basque Country since that time.
Over the years, LTA has reached more than a thousand schoolchildren and a hundred teachers from all stages of primary education.

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