Detroit Institute of Arts 76th annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition

Featuring paintings, drawings, pottery, jewelry, photography and more by students in grades K–12

Student Exhibition ends June 2!

DIA-DPS Student ExhibitionHundreds of imaginative works created by DPS students are on display in the 76th annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts ( DIA).

The exhibition, on display now through June 2, is free with museum admission.

Students from dozens of schools in grades K–12 submitted paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, videos, jewelry and other work to a jury of local artists, DPS officials and a DIA representative, which determined the works that are in the show.

Every year entries are chosen for feature on exhibition promotional materials. Here are this year’s selections:


Peacock, watercolor. Oxvaldo Martinez, Grade 1, Earhart Elementary/Middle School


Untitled, mixed media. Khristyn Richardson, Grade 12, Renaissance High School

Tree, painting. Braulio Castillo, Grade 7, Clippert Academy

Self-Portrait, painting. Demetrious Robinson, Grade 12, Davis Aerospace Technical High School

Untitled, jewelry. Anna Lyles, Grade 12, Cass Technical High School

Untitled, jewelry. Ariana Wilson, Grade 12, Cass Technical High School


Boy King, drawing. Matthew Lewis, Grade 9, Cass Technical High School

Untitled, fiber. Janaysha Hamilton, Grade 11, Cass Technical High School


Untitled, mixed media. Andrea Maldonado, Grade 4, Academy of the Americas

The 76th Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition was organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Public Schools and is made possible with support from the Ruth T. T. Cattell Education Endowment Fund.

Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and DIA members. For membership information, call (313) 833-7971.

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