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Cameron Art Museum receives grant to benefit students

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Cameron Art Museum has been awarded a $5,000 grant to support museum visits for fifth graders of New Hanover County.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation's grant ensures that over 1,800 students will visit the museum free of charge this school year for guided tours.

"Visiting the Cameron Art Museum offers our fifth grade students an opportunity to build background knowledge which in turn will help them be better students in all areas," said Georgeann M. Haas, Arts Education Supervisor of New Hanover County Schools in a statement.  "Learning about the featured artwork means learning about art, science, math, language, geography, history, other languages, and other arts disciplines. These tours provide our students a wonderful adventure into the world of learning."

The art museum presents 6-8 changing exhibitions annually, in addition to other workshops and classes.

For more information about the museum, visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

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