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Museum to Showcase Dunbar High School Students’ Talent with Evening of Art and Special Readings

What: Dunbar High School Community Night

When: Tuesday, April 30, from 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth, 76107

For more information: Contact Dev’n M. Goodman, Dunbar High School, Dev'n.Goodman@fwisd.org

Summary: Dunbar High School students will show off their talents in various art media and will conduct student docent tours at a special Dunbar High School Community Night at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The free event is open to the entire Fort Worth ISD community from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 30. The museum is located at 3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth, 76107.dunbar  

Students from a variety of classes at Dunbar have spent two months preparing for this event. They will highlight student art installations, present readings based on their artwork, and give tours of the museum’s permanent collection in English and Spanish. The docents and tour guides are student ambassadors and those enrolled in the student leadership class; students in art classes created art for exhibit; and students in Pre-AP English III classes will present the readings.

Dev’n Goodman, who teaches student leadership, AVID I and yearbook classes, collaborated with the museum’s Curator of Education, Terri Thornton, on this event. This is the second year they have worked together to promote Dunbar student talent with a community night. 

Ms. Goodman said the event is designed to showcase Dunbar students’ talents in an environment and to an audience not directly connected with the Eastside community. “This community event will also demonstrate to Dunbar High School students they belong in any space, whether or not it was created for them.”

Students planned and prepared for this event while keeping up with their regular class requirements, which Ms. Goodman said is a valuable lesson in itself.

“This experience has helped students understand the importance of time management, teamwork, and their own personal grit, which will help them in their future college and career endeavors.”