Just finished a 6 week unit on Contemporary Art for my elementary students. Why don't we teach Contemporary Art more?! They loved it! The best part about Contemporary Art is that when I am teaching the students about new artists most of them are still alive! We tweeted a picture of a student's art based on Julie Mehretu's art to her on twitter. The students were thrilled when she replied to us. Even just a "LOVETHIS" meant so much to them. What a great experience for them to interact with an artist they learned about in a lesson. Have you taught your kids about Contemporary Artists? If not try it out. You never know what might happen.