ART21: ART IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Celebrating contemporary creativity, the Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, "Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century", returned in April 2012. The Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University partnered with local schools to bring free preview parties to Wichita—an opportunity to see the latest episodes before they aired.
Always with a twist, the museum worked with three high schools—Maize, Wichita Northeast Magnet, and Wichita West—to present preview parties and new art. Students created and exhibited new work inspired by their favorite theme or artist from Art21. With special awards for best-of-show and the school with the best exhibition, the community had a chance to turn out and support emerging high school artists.
This highlight video, featuring the student-planned and student-installed exhibitions, was produced by Trent Munsinger, a Wichita State University sophomore in the School of Art and Design.
Funding for this project was provided by the Kansas Health Foundation. The Kansas Health Foundation is a private philanthropy based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. Its mission is to improve the health of all Kansans. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit kansashealth.org.