The 83rd Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Public Schools Community District. This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Ruth T.T. Cattell Education Endowment Fund. Additional funding is provided by the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.
83rd Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Student Exhibition
May 18 – June 28, 2020
The DIA’s 83rd Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition is online for the first time!
Use the video linked below to explore the creativity and imagination of DPSCD students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. You’ll find artworks that range in style and media, including ceramics, collages, drawings, videos, textiles, jewelry, paintings, photography, prints, and sculptures. The featured works were selected by art educators and DIA staff.
This video exhibition, which showcases 232 artworks, was made possible because teachers photographed and submitted their student’s work digitally for the first time this year. With the support of parents and guardians, we continued an important exhibition tradition: interviews with student artists talking about their work. Because students could not come to the museum, videos were recorded in their homes and shared with DPSCD.
The partnership with DPSCD is the longest standing continuous relationship the DIA has with an educational organization. Many of the students whose works have been featured in past exhibitions have gone on to pursue successful careers in the arts, including, among others, Mario Moore, a New York-based contemporary painter whose work has been exhibited nationally and is included in the DIA’s permanent collection.