Upcoming Exhibit Opportunities – Celebrating the Drawing Act

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!

There are two exhibit opportunities to celebrate the 150 Anniversary of the Drawing Act – see below for all the details! 

Drawing at School: 1870-2020 – Exhibit at the Second Floor Atrium Gallery at the State Transportation Building, Boston. Sponsored by MAEA. Deadline to register April 10, 2020. Learn more.

Drawing Act 150 – Exhibit at the Massachusetts State House sponsored by the Drawing Act Coalition. Drawings must be received by 5pm on April 29,
2020. Learn more. 


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