The Gene and Jerry Jones family recently hosted a reception at AT&T Stadium for student ambassadors representing the 2016-17 class of fifth grade students of the Arlington Independent School District and their parents.Over the course of the school year, more than 4,000 Arlington fifth grade students enjoyed a docent-guided tour with their class of the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection at AT&T Stadium, courtesy of the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation. Upon completion of their field trip, each school collaboratively created a work of art inspired by the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection, which consists of 60 works of art, 17 of which commissioned, representing 44 artists from around the world.
“As we close out our second year of the Art tours at AT&T Stadium, we are reminded that access and excellence are key to student success,” said Linh Nguyen, AISD Visual Arts Coordinator. “Through the collaboration with the Dallas Cowboys, our students have the opportunity to see, to experience, to create, and to celebrate with friends and family. A chance of a lifetime that will truly leave a lasting impression on their lives!”Students were recognized and their artwork was displayed during the reception at the stadium. Click here to view photos from the event.The AISD Fifth Grade Art Program is set to continue in the 2017-18 school year, becoming a tradition and rite of passage for students before they enter junior high. The goal of the program is to instill an appreciation for art in students at a pivotal grade level, encouraging them to continue pursuit of art education beyond their elementary school requirements. Since the program’s inception, 107 tours have been taken by over 8,000 AISD fifth graders.