The Akron Art Museum’s second year of the community-activated art project, Inside|Out will expand its reach in 2016. The museum will partner with eight new neighborhoods to install 40 art reproductions from the museum’s collection in and around the city.
Last year, the museum installed 30 reproductions at outdoor locations in six neighborhoods in and around the Akron area. Inside|Out was made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
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On July 29th, Project RISE took a group of 30 mothers and children experiencing homelessness on a special field trip to the Akron Art Museum. The attendees were residents of the Safe Landing Shelter for teen girls, Catholic Worker and ACCESS, Inc. Project RISE (Realizing Individual Strength through Education), is a federally funded program that aims to remove educational barriers to homeless children. The program offers supplemental educational services and other programs to students and families experiencing homelessness.
Participants started off the field trip with a guided tour of several areas in the art museum, showcasing many different styles and types of artwork.
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