The program serves seven different locations throughout the county, but also provides free access to the museum as well as integrated art history courses along with music, performing arts, and literature. The Afterschool Arts Outreach program even extends beyond after school with a eight-week course during the summer that focuses on a selected topic. This past summer, the students learned and experienced architecture. Looking at both the past and present, the students also looked towards the future of design and created their own structures. The highly interactive program included building challenges, art activities, and field trips to FAU School of Architecture.
In their continuing mission to expand students' minds with integrated art activities, discussions, and experiences, the Norton Museum of Art wishes to also provide these students with a platform in which to share their youth voices. This admirable and long-standing ideal has garnered the Afterschool Arts Outreach program a position as one of 50 finalists for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Regardless of this significant validation, the Norton Museum of Art will continue to support their artistic community and their future generations.