Here is an excerpt from a letter our own Ms. Abramson received that tells this great story:
Dear Ellen Abramson:
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are pleased to inform you that David Baptiste’s work, Leg and Wall, has been selected for year-long display in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) offices in Washington, D.C.
The installation of the work in the IMLS offices coincides with the opening of Art.Write.Now.DC, a special exhibition of National Medalist work from the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This exhibition will be on display at the U.S. Department of Education and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and we wanted to invite you to join the festivities.
You are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, September 16. Students and educators are also invited to join in on exclusive workshop opportunities on the day of the ceremony, and all guests are welcome to join special docent-led museum tours in the afternoon.
WHERE: The Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C.
Across from the National Air & Space Museum
WHEN: Friday, September 16, beginning at 9:00 am
Plan to arrive by 8:45 am. It will take a few minutes to pass through security.