Art created by young artists from the MSU Child Development Lab
is on public display in the lobby of MSUFCU
thanks to a partnership with the Eli Broad Art Museum
“Introducing young children to art gives them the opportunity to practice critical thinking in a creative way that is not offered in public schools today,” said Aimee Shapiro, Director of Education for the Broad. “You create lifelong learners when you support a child’s ability to make choices and the confidence that what they choose is important.”
Staff members of the Broad shared the artwork of Beverly Fishman
with each preschool class before asking them to create their own masterpieces. Children were able to choose from an abundance of materials supplied by the museum. Students from both the Haslett and East Lansing campuses participated in the project.
“This was an effort to broaden our relationship with different communities and institutions outside of the University”, said Shapiro. “It is really important to us that the people in our area not only view the Broad as a free resource but as a part of their community.”
Members of the community can view the display which includes two pieces of Fishman's own art for the next three months at MSUFCU's headquarters at 3777 West Road, East Lansing.
Source: Aimee Shapiro, Eli Broad Museum
Writer: Tashmica Torok, Innovation News Editor