Annual High School Juried Art Show

Each year, the museum hosts a High School Juried Art Show that provides youth opportunities to display their works in the museum’s galleries with an opening reception. In addition, the top three winners receive cash awards and finalists receive certificates of recognition. This program is in partnership with the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and the Maryland State Department of Education.

See submission guidelines and the registration form.

Pictured: Laura Heilig, Grade 12, Winters Mill High School, Carroll County, 1st Place Winner of the 8th Annual High School Juried Arts Show


This program is in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA).

2017 Ezra Jack Keats Baltimore Bookmaking Competition
Grades 3-12

Baltimore City School students are eligible to participate in Baltimore City’s 2nd annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and collaborated with Enoch Pratt Library, Baltimore City Public Schools, Jump In Studio, Inc. and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Winners will receive a cash prize of $500, have their works on display at Enoch Pratt Library and works presented at the museum’s annual African American Children’s Book Fair on May 6, 2017. To learn more, visit
EZRA JACK KEATS Book making competition


Travelers Program

Students ages 14 and older can support the Reginald F. Lewis Museum by becoming a volunteer in the Travelers Program.   Youth volunteers assist with public programs, events and activities throughout the year that serve the public.  In the Travelers Program, they receive volunteer training to learn about Maryland African American history and the accomplishments of famous African Americans from this state. Service learning credit hours can be earned by high school students while volunteering at the museum. For more information on how to become a youth volunteer, click here Travelers.