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2020 Art of Math Challenge

Register by January 31, 2020
Submissions due: February 21, 2020
Exhibition: March 1, 2020

About the Challenge

In the Art of Math Challenge, students use math strategies to design and build a 3-D scale model of a painting in the Barnes collection. They collaborate as a group to build the model and write a description of their mathematical process. The competition culminates with an exhibit of all submitted models at the Barnes’s PECO Free First Sunday Family Day on March 1, 2020.

Each participating class must provide:

  • A 3-D scale model of one of the three paintings, created using student-led mathematical strategies
  • A written statement describing the mathematical strategies used to make the model
  • A photograph of the model taken from the best viewer perspective

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Free Sundays for Educators

On Sundays, the Barnes offers free general admission to K–12 educators working in the School District of Philadelphia or Philadelphia parochial schools. Tickets can be redeemed on-site only, by presenting a valid school-issued ID. Limit one ticket per educator. This benefit is made possible by an anonymous donor.