See the private collection of avid arts patron Myrna Colley-Lee

The works of Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, James Van Der Zee and Eudora Welty are a few of the artists whose work will be on display during a new exhibition at the Arts Council.

The exhibition, Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection will open to the public on Friday, February 3, 2017.
The exhibit, which will run until March 4, showcases the diversity of African-American identity through paintings, collages, photographs, textile pieces and works on paper.

Reflections is organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC in collaboration with the office of Myrna Colley-Lee.

Whether you are a student, educator, parent, or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week.The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. Students of all ages—from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs—benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities.

National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Designated by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.

National Arts in Education Week takes place annually during the week beginning with the second Sunday of September. This year it falls on September 11 – 17, 2016. Save the date for future celebrations:

September 17 – 23, 2017
September 16 – 22, 2018
September 8 – 14, 2019
September 13 – 19, 2020