Contemporary art program for students in San Diego.

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has a special Extended School Partnership (ESP) program for local 6-12th-grade students. Teachers have the opportunity to expose their students to contemporary art in partnership with the museum.

Students are taught about art making, collaboration and, according to a new sign posted near MCASD’s downtown location, their own identity, solidarity and activism. (As someone who is passionate about writing, I hope there’s an emphasis on personal freedom, truth-seeking and authentic creativity–not politics or propaganda.)

Yesterday I took a photograph of this sign in the breezeway between downtown’s Santa Fe Depot and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. The two art panels were created by local students at Valhalla High School.

Read the sign if you’d like to learn more about this program.

(Click this photo to enlarge for easy reading.)
(Click this photo to enlarge for easy reading.)

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

3 thoughts on “Contemporary art program for students in San Diego.”

    1. I agree! When art classes go by the wayside due to budget cuts, at least galleries and museums are there to spark interest in young people. I had a great feeling the other day when I saw half a dozen yellow school buses coming through Balboa Park. I don’t know where the kids were headed, but I’m sure many went on to experience a feeling of wonder that would last (and mold) a lifetime.

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      1. It’s field trip time out there, Richard. And you are right. They are memory makers. I still remember a field trip I took in elementary school to visit the capitol in Sacramento. And that was in the 50s! –Curt

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