Cannon School Students Brought Inspiration and Collaboration to Mint Museum Uptown


Cannon at the Mint

More than 300 Cannon School students, parents, and teachers from the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School brought the Mint Museum Uptown to life on April 13, with music, acting, dancing, and visual and media artworks to engage museum-goers with the Mint’s contemporary collection and the Cannon community. Cannon was part of the Mint Museum Uptown’s Sunday Fun Day featuring gallery visits, activities, and artist demonstrations for all ages.

Cannon students and teachers prepared a program showcasing the School’s comprehensive arts program. Visual arts offerings included the exhibition, Inspiration + Collaboration, a collection of fine and digital artworks produced by student-artists in JrK through grade 12 housed in the Star Gallery. Meanwhile, drawing inspiration from the work of Mathias Bengtsson, Noriko Ambe, and Mia Pearlman, students created a work of art—from start to finish—using only glued sheets of cut paper. Visitors also got tangled up in a noodle-filled explosion of color by joining in on a hands-on art experience inspired by the work of Paul Jenkins and Sheila Hicks.

Inspired by Hoss Haley’s metal sculpture, White Ripple, student-artists demonstrated the ripple effect of creative inspiration by presenting multi-media performances based on two student-written poems and integrating film, dance, theater, and music.

As attendees explored the museum, Cannon’s Jazz Band greeted visitors on the terrace, and the String Quartet played above the auditorium. The Concert Band set the stage for the mixed media piece in the auditorium, and two a cappella groups took the stage following them.

Thank you to all the Cannon families who took part in this art-filled day!