80.9 F
Miami
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
HomeSweetwater NewsSweetwater Local NewsFIU's Frost Museum & Sweewater To Form Partnership

FIU’s Frost Museum & Sweewater To Form Partnership

Date:

Related stories

Most of Miami May Be Facing a Looming Health Crisis

When people think of health issues affecting Miami's aging...

2019 Elections Results: Sweetwater Voters Elect New Faces to City Commission

Sweetwater, FL - After months of fierce political campaigning...

2019 Sweetwater, FL Elections: Candidates Preview

Updated 4/26/2019 with contact information for candidates (publicly...
support sweetwater post

Students, senior citizens, and the general public in Sweetwater will soon benefit from a partnership between The Phillip & Patricia Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and the City of Sweetwater. The new partnership, announced by Frost Art Museum Director Jordana Pomeroy on Monday night’s Sweetwater commission meeting, is intended “to strengthen the academic, social and civic capital of the City of Sweetwater”.

Frost Art Museum Director Jordana Pomeroy - Photo: FIU News
Frost Art Museum Director Jordana Pomeroy – Photo: FIU News

FIU has had a long relationship of cooperation with the City of Sweetwater to benefit Sweetwater residents, including providing Honors College students for community service volunteer opportunities and city hall internships. According to Frost Museum Director Pomeroy, the partnership will build on many of those existing relationships . “Drama, art, music are all very, very important because they increase proficiency in art, math, reading and writing,” Ms. Pomeroy explained in front of Sweetwater Commissioners on Monday night. “There is a clear link between arts education, and improved literacy skills.”

The Frost Art Museum currently has active programs at the following nearby schools:

  • EWF Stirrup Elementary
  • Sweetwater Elementary
  • Ruben Dario Middle
  • Coral Park Senior High
  • G. Holmes Braddock Senior High

There are a number of bilingual community programs already started, including:

  • A program for senior citizens that transports them to the museum at no cost to participate in art activities
  • Arts-oriented family events at nearby Women’s Park
  • A summer camp at the museum scheduled to begin in August
  • Special-Needs Programs for those with autism, those who are disabled, or are hearing/vision impaired

There will also be a community pass which will provide a free entrance to Sweetwater residents.

The FIU Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street in Miami, FL
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.Website: http://thefrost.fiu.edu

Phone: (305) 348-2890

(Visited 92 times, 1 visits today)

Subscribe

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here