A Space of Their Own will feature works by more than 600 female artists working in the United States and Europe from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries. The paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures were discovered in museum storage spaces throughout Florence, Italy. Many of their female creators were acclaimed during their lifetimes but became virtually unknown, even to museum staff. That may change as early as fall 2019. In preparation for their reintroduction, many of the works have undergone extensive restoration, courtesy of the nonprofit Advancing Women Artists(AWA). Visitors to AWA’s website can peruse a menu of paintings in need of restoration sponsorship and learn more about the artists.
The Science Without Borders Challengeengages students around the world in promoting the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The challenge is sponsored by the Khaled bin Sultan Living OceansFoundation to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art.
Despite strapped budgets, school leaders are not without options when it comes to providing students with access to high-quality arts education, according to a freely downloadable guide published in 2018 by the ArtsEducation Partnership and the National Association ofElementary School Principals.
Teachers in grades 6–12 are invited to attend one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s weeklong institutes in the nation’s capital. Participants will join other educators from across the country in exploring the connections among American art and social studies, history, and English/language arts.