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Young Authors and Artists Celebration

Eva Hesse (American, b. Germany, 1936–1970) Right After, 1969 Fiberglass approximately: 5 x 18 x 4 ft (152.39 x 548.61 x 121.91 cm) Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Friends of Art M1970.27  Photo credit P. Richard Eells © The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
Eva Hesse (American, b. Germany, 1936–1970)
Right After, 1969
Fiberglass
approximately: 5 x 18 x 4 ft (152.39 x 548.61 x 121.91 cm)
Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Friends of Art M1970.27
Photo credit P. Richard Eells
© The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
Each fall, students in grades 3-12 from across the state of Wisconsin descend upon the Milwaukee Art Museum to participate in the Young Authors and Artists Conference. Young writers and artists use the Museum as inspiration for creating a narrative or artwork in this one-day, statewide conference. Through brainstorming, drafting, revising, and working with teachers and peers, they produce a compilation manuscript with artwork that is published!

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The “Write” Stuff

View of Windhover Hall. Imagine twenty fourth graders writing away... Photo by the author.
View of Windhover Hall. Imagine twenty fourth grade students writing away. Photo by the author.
Imagine this: On a balmy (that is, 35-degree!) Tuesday morning this week, twenty fourth grade students were quietly scattered throughout Windhover Hall. Parent chaperones milled about, but these nine- and ten-year-olds were nearly silent. Why were these fourth graders so quiet, driven, focused?

They were writing.