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The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The first track meet in more than 30 years was March 22.
Sports
Daisies host first track meet in 30 years
Callie Coats and Mary Elise EstessApril 16, 2024

Callie Coats and Mary Elise Estess are reporters in Intro to Journalism.  They covered the Split H Relays on March 22.

HockaDance Spring Concert 2024
Arts + Life
HockaDance Spring Concert 2024
Mary Bradley Sutherland, Photo and Graphic Editor • April 16, 2024

Committed seniors pose in front of their respective college banners.
Sports
Senior Signing Day
Shreya Vijay, Opinions Editor • April 12, 2024

Eleven seniors have committed to play sports at the collegiate levels at the D1 and D3 levels. Taylor Hua Varsity captain and defender...

StuCo steps up
StuCo steps up
April 12, 2024

Street Art

Street Art

“America has had some great artists, like Warhol or Pollock” an anonymous junior said. “But, Europe is just better.”

Edward Hicks “Peaceable Kingdom” (1829-1830)
Edward Hicks “Peaceable Kingdom” (1829-1830)

What she said is not an uncommon attitude among most Americans.

Brooke Molinaroli, the Marketing Director at the Dallas Museum of Art, headed up the Art is Everywhere campaign to try and combat this ignorance.

“It’s fascinating that most Americans can name off one European artist, most likely a renaissance or impressionist, but cannot name a single American artist,” said Molinaroli.

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This past August, the DMA, along with four other American museums in the U.S., launched a campaign to try and promote awareness of American masterpieces to the general public by putting them on billboards, in subway and bus stations across the nation, even in New York City’s Times Square. Fifty eight works of art were selected, from a variety of artists; from James Whistler to Andy Warhol, with nine from the DMA.

According to a National Endowment for the Arts study published in the New York Times a decade ago, one in four Americans walked through an art museum’s doors at least once in their life. Today, this statistic has dropped  to one in five. The Art is Everywhere campaign, however, is bringing the art out of the marble halls and into the streets.

“The whole idea behind the campaign is for the average American to see a work of art and learn something instead of a McDonald’s ad on their commute,” Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art Maxwell L. Anderson said.

Expanding beyond just billboards, the DMA has created a curriculum to present to schools that have had to cut their arts programs to teach about the importance of American art.

“It’s a curious pattern. Like it’s almost human nature to like things that are not from ‘yourself,’ like in art, you’re looking to Europe or another country for ‘real art.’”

– Kate Clement

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