The City and the Young Imagination
Art from Studio in a School
Opens January 14, 2017
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Nurturing young artists in city schools.
The City and the Young Imagination explores the 40-year history of one of New York City’s most creative arts education initiatives, Studio in a School. Founded in 1977, when the city’s economic crisis drastically reduced arts programming in public schools, this nationally recognized leader has nurtured and maintained a dynamic community of professional artists who teach hundreds of thousands of New York City children in underserved public schools, daycare centers, and community-based organizations.
The exhibition features student works—watercolors, drawings, collages, and sculpture— produced through the Studio’s approach to enhancing childhood art education and visual literacy and revealing the city as interpreted by its youngest residents.