Pink Palace Museum Art in Science Contest for K-12 Artists
Art has always been an important part of the study of science, from Da Vinci’s anatomical drawings to Audubon’s meticulous biological illustrations. The Pink Palace is inviting area students to participate in a FREE contest celebrating the intersection of art and science by creating a piece connected to the museum’s programs. One winner in Elementary, Middle, and High School per topic will be displayed in the Pink Palace Museum’s Education wing starting this summer!
Pick a topic from the following list, and create a work of art based on that theme! Students are encouraged to come to the museum and use our collections (or photographs you take of them, but please don’ t use flash) as reference material for your image! The Pink Palace also has relevant passport programs available for checkout to use in your classroom that students may use for reference. Check out what passports are available at https://www.memphismuseums.org/pink-palace-museum/programs/passport-program/
- Journey to the Poles (Animal Adaptations)
- Making Sense of my Senses
- I Dig Dinos/Fossils (Prehistoric Life)
- Fun with Physical Science
- Sound Science
- Light and Color
- Rocks and Minerals
- Cells and Microscopes
- Dive into Sharks (animal adaptations)
- Magic of Science (Static Electricity and the Scientific Method)
- Learning Labels (Nutrition)
Artworks may be any media, but must be two dimensional and between 9 x 12 and 11 x 17 inches.
Please include a description of the work that includes the name, school, and grade of the artist, as well as a title and brief explanation of how the piece fits the theme (no more than 250 words).
Please send the registration form to the museum by April 1, and artworks must be submitted by May 25 and judged the next week. Winning pieces will be installed by June 1.
Questions? Contact Luke Ramsey at 901.636.2388 or luke.ramsey [at] memphistn [dot] gov
Check out the work of these artists for inspiration:
Leonardo Da Vinci
John James Audubon
David S. Goodsell
Santiago Ramon y Cajal
Maria Sibylla Merian
The Cape Dorset Artists Co-op (including Ooloreak Etungat, Aoudla Pudlat, Cee Pootoogook, and more)