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The Armory Awarded $150K for New Art + Science Program

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $150,000 to Armory Center for the Arts to develop, deliver, and evaluate Artful Connections with Science — a new visual arts/science integrated curriculum for fourth and fifth graders in Pasadena and LA Unified School Districts.

Artful Connections with Science will provide support to the education community at a critical juncture as California adopts the Next Generation Science Standards. It will also enable the Armory to build organizational capacity for the delivery of arts-integration curriculum in multiple districts, thus increasing sustainability and helping to improve lives through the power of art.

“Our grants are highly competitive. The Institute of Museum and Library Services enlists hundreds of library and museum professionals throughout the United States to review grant applications and make recommendations on projects most worthy of funding,” said IMLS Director Susan H. Hildreth. “Receiving a grant from IMLS is a significant achievement, and we congratulate the Armory for being among the 2014 IMLS museum grantees.”

IMLS museum grants support a wide variety of projects that create learning experiences, strengthen communities, care for collections and provide broad public access.

A complete list of museum recipients is available on the IMLS website.

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