Museum Making Connections

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In an effort to provide educational and cultural experiences to students in the Tri-State region, the Huntington Museum of Art has developed an outreach program. Outreach into the community has been part of HMA's commitment since the early 1950s when museum volunteers visited schools in the area, contributing to students’ education in the arts. Now we have a eight-pronged outreach program, which serves more than 28,000 children a year, from pre-school aged through high school students. Counties served are Cabell, Wayne, Mason, Putnam and Lincoln in West Virginia; Lawrence County in Ohio; and Boyd County in Kentucky. The benefit to students is far reaching. They learn about the museum and its varied collection that represents cultures throughout time and from around the world. And, not only do they participate in art-making opportunities for self-expression, but they also gain valuable experience practicing 21st Century Learning Skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, team work and collaboration.

Connections

HMA gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors of our MMC programs

  • Anonymous
  • Appalachian Education Fund
  • Arch Coal, Inc.
  • Arthur & Joan Weisberg Family Foundation
  • Cabell County Board of Education
  • The Huntington Foundation
  • KeyBank
  • Marshall University College of Arts and Media
  • Natural Resource Partners
  • Pilot Club of Huntington
  • Village of Barboursville
  • Wayne County Commission
  • West Virginia Commission on the Arts