07 October 2008


Art Goes to School

History and Background of Art Goes to School

In 1962, the Junior League of Philadelphia initiated a program called Art Goes to School which is now an independant, non-profit organization of volunteers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Their art appreciation program is designed to introduce elementary-aged children to significant works of art via high-quality reproductions. AGTS is geared toward individual classroom discussion. The primary purpose of the program is to stimulate in the young child an interest and delight in art from all styles and historical periods. The volunteers help children discover for themselves an enjoyment and understanding of works of art.

It would be nice to get Maryland, Virginia and DC involved. Contact me if you are interested and I'll give you the contact info. :-)

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