MAEA is happy to partner with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, MassCreative, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Massachusetts Legislature to bring you two exhibit opportunities to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the Drawing Act of 1870.
150 years ago, on May 16, 1870, Massachusetts passed An Act relating to free instruction in drawing, which has become known as the Drawing Act of 1870. This was the first law in the nation requiring drawing to be taught in public schools and communities, passed by our own Massachusetts legislature!
More information will be coming soon for both exhibit opportunities. Be on the look out for details for the MAEA sponsored drawing exhibit at our 2nd floor atrium gallery at the State Transportation Building in Boston going up late April, as well as the exhibit Drawing Act 150 sponsored by the Drawing Act Coalition, which will be on display at the Massachusetts State House.