Student Art Exhibit Program

Student Art Exhibit Program

Due to the U.S. Department of Education’s ongoing response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak and our commitment to the safety and security of our students, teachers, families and visitors, our current exhibitions are temporarily closed, and we have suspended all future exhibitions and related tours until further notice. Updates will be posted as they come available.

The Student Art Exhibit Program at the U.S. Department of Education, under the direction of the Office of Communications and Outreach, is devoted to displaying rotating artwork year-round created by students participating in annual, nation-wide arts competitions and programs through national and international organizations that support the arts.

Established in 2004, the Department’s Student Art Exhibit Program has a longstanding tradition of partnering with these arts organizations, and previously with schools, to plan student art exhibits and present an ongoing schedule of exhibits by students from around the nation and across the world.

Partner organizations and past exhibits have included the Association of Art Museum Directors: Museum pARTners in Learning, the National PTA Reflections Student Art Awards Program and Showcase, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibit featuring the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Art.Write.Now.D.C. Showcase, the Military Child Education Coalition Call for the Arts (representing each branch of military service), the VSA International Art Program for Children with Disabilities, and the Youngarts’ National Arts Competition.

Through its Student Art Exhibit Program, the Department allows organizations to display creative and award-winning artwork from students in a highly public place and provides a forum to showcase emerging and established student artistic talent through exhibit openings and ribbon cuttings that foster meaningful dialogue among student artists, educators and the wider arts community. The Program features the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners whose works are exhibited in the Department’s headquarters lobby for one year beginning every school year, as well as rotating exhibits every few months in the Department’s LBJ Auditorium.

In addition to the opening events, the Department receives visitors for the duration of the exhibits during normal business hours.

Current Featured Student Art Exhibitions

Past Student Art Exhibitions


Contact the Student Art Exhibit Program
Phone: 202-401-1078
Address: Student Art Exhibit Program
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW, #7C103
Washington, D.C. 20202

Featured Works from Student Art Exhibits

Art in Rose Tree, Media, PA 2018
April 30, 2018
Scholastic and Association of Art Museum Directors
November 5, 2018
Savannah School of Art and Design
July 21, 2016
Program [PDF, 227KB]
Boston Public Schools
May 6, 2016
Program [PDF, 189KB]
National PTA
January 12, 2016
Program [PDF, 2.24MB]
Baltimore School for the Arts Exhibit
March 11, 2016
Program [PDF, 189KB]
VSA Opening
December 11, 2015
Program [PDF, 674KB]
San Antonio Independent School District Opening
July 9, 2015
Program [PDF, 887KB]
Association of Art Museum Directors
May 12, 2015
Program [PDF, 887KB]
March 4, 2015
Program [PDF, 887KB]
PTA Opening
January 13, 2015
Program [PDF, 887KB]
VSA Opening
November 18, 2014
Program [PDF, 887KB]
Scholastic Art & Writing Award Opening
September 19, 2014
Program [PDF, 887KB]
The Association of Art Museum Directors Opening
July 23, 2014
Program [PDF, 887KB]

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