ABINGDON, Va. — The William King Museum of Art has announced a new partnership with Holston Medical Group to bring educational programs to twelve schools in southwestern Virginia.
“We are delighted to welcome HMG to our family of donors and partners. The focus on educating young people underscores its value to the community, and we appreciate this new partnership to benefit young people,” said Betsy White, Director of the William King Museum of Art.
The museum offers three long-standing arts education programs for schools.
• The VanGogh Outreach program for grades two and three brings object-based learning focused on the study of other cultures, including China, Greece, Rome, Mali and Native America, directly into the schools.
• The Heritage Express program for fourth graders is a museum visit that uses the collections and exhibits of the Museum’s Cultural Heritage Project to foster an accurate appreciation of the material culture history of this region.
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• The Art Explorers program will use the museum’s expansive campus and collections to focus on the intersection of art and nature.
“As the region’s health partner for life, Holston Medical Group is proud to support the William King Museum of Art in its efforts to enrich the lives of children in our region through arts education,” said Dr. Cheryl Stanski, Vice President of Holston Medical. Band. “Engagement and connection are essential elements of a child’s overall development and quality of life. »
According to the US Department of Education, the arts have always played a vital role in early childhood development. Lifelong engagement in the arts benefits students by positively impacting physical development, social interaction, cognitive development, expressive communication concepts, imagination, creativity, experimentation, and problem-solving skills. problems.