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March is a big month for the MINI ART MUSEUM. The mobile museum based in San Antonio, Texas routinely interrupts their regular programming with a special exhibition in celebration of Contemporary Art Month (CAM).
Coincidentally, March is also National Youth Art Month, an awareness campaign organized by The Council of Art Education of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Youth Art Month promotes art education and encourages the support of quality art programs at schools nationwide.
This year will be the MAM’S five year anniversary participating in CAM & Youth Art Month. To commemorate the milestone they invite Jason Reed, of Borderland Collective to guest curate the exhibition. Reed is an Associate Professor of Photography at Texas State University, home to Borderland Collective, an art and education project that cultivates collaborations between artists, educators, youth, and community members to look at complex issues and share diverse perspectives through meaningful dialogue and different modes of creation and reflection. As guest curator, Reed will invite artist to participate who are similarly focused on using photography and community engagement to investigate issues of polarization, the cause and effect it has on the contemporary landscape.
Following tradition, MAM will kicked off the month-long exhibition by granting two free school visits on Big Art Day (March 1) followed by a public event for the community. The grant will open for application January 19, 2018, the deadline February 9, 2018. Winning schools will be announced Febuary 13, 2018.