PROSPECT.2 STUDENT BIENNIAL
Please join us on Saturday, January 21 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM for the exhibition reception of the Prospect.2 Student Biennial at the Prospect Visitor Center, 1036 Esplanade Avenue

The Prospect.2 Student Biennial features work made in response to and collaboration with various Prospect.2 artists, and features artwork from students throughout New Orleans. Exhibit highlights include a 16-panel mural created collaboratively by Prospect.2 artist Bruce Davenport and members of the Roots of Music Crusaders marching band; photography by students from Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, shot in the style of Prospect.2 artist Lorraine O’Grady and based on workshops with the New Orleans Kid Camera Project and the Prospect.2 Education Department; photography submissions from New Orleans-area students inspired by Prospect.2 artist William Pope.L; and a digital sound installation created by Prospect.2 artist Dan Tague and students from Lusher Charter School. The exhibit will remain on view until January 29, 2012.

On Saturday, January 14 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, an exhibition opening for the murals completed since October at the Art House on the Levee will take place  at the Ideal Auto Repair building, 420 Girod. The "Art by Committee" murals are collaborative pieces created by the New Orleans community of artists and residents. Many of the murals have included contributions from students throughout the New Orleans area and beyond. 

On Thursday, January 19, the Prospect.2 Student Biennial work by students in grades K-6 will premiere at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Ogden After Hours. The artwork created by students, in the style of Ashton Ramsey, will by worn by the artists. Ogden After Hours takes place from 6:00 - 8:00 PM weekly at 925 Camp Street. 

Throughout the Prospect.2 Biennial, the education and public programs department has worked to encourage the incorporation of contemporary art in the classroom, as well as contemporary art making itself. The Prospect.2 Student Biennial showcases the results of these initiatives and continues our efforts to promote the creative work of New Orleans’ budding young artists.

The Prospect.2 Student Biennial could not have been possible without our incredible partners. The education partners include The Roots of Music, the New Orleans Museum of Art, Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, the New Orleans Kid Camera Project, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

CALL FOR STUDENT ART SUBMISSIONS
We are thrilled to announce two opportunities for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th to submit art work in response to select Prospect.2 artists. The deadline to submit work is Friday, December 23rd.

Students in grades K through 6th are invited to submit images of work in response to Prospect.2 artist Ashton Ramsey. Details of the call for submission, as well as the student exhibition where this work will be displayed, are available for download here.

Students in grades 7th through 12th are invited to submit images of photography-based work in response to Prospect.2 artists William Pope.L and Dan Tague. Details of the call for submission, as well as the student exhibition where this work will be displayed, are available for download here. 

K-12 CURRICULUM GUIDE

The Prospect.2 K-12 curriculum guide covers selected artists featured in the biennial. If you are bringing your students for a guided tour or to bring Prospect.2 to your student, please download the curriculum guide and supplemental artist packet.

CRITICAL WRITING INITIATIVE

The Prospect.2 Critical Writing Initiative (CWI) is designed for students interested in an advanced analysis of contemporary art. The CWI syllabus is geared towards high school and university level students. The CWI syllabus and curriculum materials are available for download here.  

STUDENT TICKETS
Prospect.2 tickets are half-priced for students with valid student identification. Each ticket admits one student to all Prospect.2 venues during opening hours from October 22nd, 2011 to January 29th, 2012, Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at multiple locations, as well as via our website here.

Prospect.2 Student Ticket prices:
$5 - Day pass
$10 - Week pass
$15 - Season pass
**Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable

GUIDED SCHOOL TOURS
Prospect.2 guided school tours are FREE for school-age children at The Contemporary Arts Center and the New Orleans Museum of Art. To schedule a Prospect.2 guided tour, please contact the Prospect.2 venue you wish to visit (see below). You must book your guided tour at least 2 weeks in advanceGuided tours will be led by trained Prospect.2 docents and can be adapted for all grade levels and academic interests. Tours run 1.5 hours.

Please have the following information ready when booking your guided school tour:

•    Group leader's name
•    Group leader's cell phone number
•    Group leader's email address
•    School name, address, and phone number
•    Number of students
•    Number of chaperones
•    Grade level of students
•    Preferred date and time
•    Tour topic


The Contemporary Arts Center
Guided tours for school groups are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Each time slot accommodates a maximum of 50 first to eighth grade students or 70 ninth to twelfth grade students. Contact Ivy Mouledoux at imouledoux@cacno.org to book your Prospect.2 guided tour at the CAC. 

The New Orleans Museum of Art
Guided tours for school groups are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Each time slot accommodates a maximum of 50 first to eighth grade students or 70 ninth to twelfth grade students. Contact the New Orleans Museum of Art Department of Interpretation and Audience Engagement at education@noma.org or 504.658.4128 to book your Prospect.2 guided tour.

Art House on the Levee
Guided tours for school groups are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Each time slot accommodates a maximum of 25 first to eighth grade students or 35 ninth to twelfth grade students. Contact the Art House on the Levee at eileenquadros@gmail.com or 504.247.8894 to book your Prospect.2 guided tour.

EDUCATOR WORKSHOP
Educators are invited to participate at an in-depth workshop on the art and artists featured in Prospect.2. During the workshop, participants will be introduced to the curriculum guide and ways they can incorporate contemporary artwork into their classrooms. The workshop will be held at the Contemporary Arts Center. This event is Free! Space is limited and registration is required.

Date:         Saturday, November 5th   
Time:         9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:    The Contemporary Arts Center

**REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS EVENT

EDUCATOR OPENING
The Prospect.2 Educator Opening offers educators an opportunity to view the Prospect.2 work on exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center in a relaxed, social setting. Educators will be treated to light appetizers, refreshments, and entertainment. Prospect.2 docents will provide an overview of the artwork and offer tours. This event is Free!

Date:         Wednesday, October 26th
Time:         5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location:    The Contemporary Arts Center

RSVP by Friday, October 21 to education@prospectneworleans.org
Please email us with your full name, phone number, email address, title, and the name of your school.

Prospect.2 Family Programs

PROSPECT.2 ARTS TABLE @ NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART
Come make art inspired by Prospect.2 artists. Free with Prospect.2 pass or museum admission.

Date:         Friday, December 9th
Time:         5:30-8:30 PM
Location:    New Orleans Museum of Art

PROSPECT.2 ARTS TABLE @ NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART’S 100TH BIRTHDAY
Celebrate NOMA’s 100th birthday and make art inspired by Prospect.2 artists. Free!

Date:         Friday, December 16th
Time:         8:30 PM - Midnight
Location:    New Orleans Museum of Art

For our Lecture Series and other upcoming events, please refer to Public Programs.