Extended School Partnership (ESP) Showcase > Featuring Four Local High Schools

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

The Extended School Partnership (ESP) program invites teachers and students to consider the Museum as extension of their classroom by integrating the arts into core curriculum studies. Each school and cohort of teachers works together with our Museum educators to develop a curriculum that uses contemporary art and the exhibitions on view as a catalyst for both creative thinking and making.

Join us to commend the culmination of four ESP partnerships. Particularly interested in artist Jennifer Steinkamp’s use of digital media, as well as her ability to alter architectural space, students from the School of Creative and Performing Arts were inspired to create a multimedia exhibition that includes poetry, visuals, and hanging figurines. Examining another perspective, music and theater classes from the Jewish Academy collaborated in creating a reinterpretation of the play by Paul Zindel, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, drawing parallels between the main character in the play and Madame Curie’s relationship to science. 

AP photography and studio classes from the Jewish Academy reflected on science and technology’s ability to expand or confine our current realities. Working to explore the theme of symbolism, students from The Charter School of San Diego drew inspiration within the parallel studies of art and literature to create various works of art.

San Diego High School students worked to push the limits of student identity and social justice. Respectively, 9th grade English class students investigated the impact of specific moments in their lives, starting from the moment they were born in 2001. Several design classes were asked to choose a social cause meaningful to them and examine how the artworks created are forms of self-representation. 

Join us for a celebration of their achievements at this special Showcase event. This program is free to attend.