Art and Design
Eighth graders all participate in the Art and Social Change project, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Art, Music and History departments. Eighth graders spend part of the third trimester researching the historical connections between a work of art and a corresponding piece of music. The project culminates with a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where eighth graders serve as docents for the day. Standing in the galleries near their assigned work of art, they publicly present their research. This project highlights how the arts can give voice to social movements or be an impetus for change in society.