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Studio in a School’s Founder & Chair, Agnes Gund, was featured in the September issue of Sotheby’s Magazine. In the article you can read about Ms. Gund’s work as a philanthropist,  the impact Studio has had on New York City children, and the creation of the Studio Institute which she hopes will help children nationwide. Click here to read article.


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Sarah Sze recently visited a group of third graders in Studio in a School’s program at P.S. 134 in Manhattan. Sze’s visit made even more special for the students as NBC was also in attendance to film the class. NBC’s news anchor Harry Smith observed the class and interviewed Sze, Asoma, and Studio Founder & Chair Agnes Gund.
Watch the segment.


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We are pleased to share with you a recent article that appeared in the New York Times. It describes the expansion of Studio with the formation of the Studio Institute under the direction of Thomas Cahill and the appointment of Christopher Wisniewski as executive director of the New York City schools programs. Read the article here.


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Studio in a School has hired Christopher Wisniewski as the Executive Director for its New York City Schools Programs. For the past 11 years, Mr. Wisniewski led the education department at Museum of the Moving Image, where he most recently held the title Deputy Director for Education and Visitor Experience. Read more.


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ARTS ACHIEVE was supported by a US Department of Education i3 (Investing In Innovation) grant awarded to Studio in a School, in partnership with the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects and four of New York City’s premier arts organizations. Click here to explore the website to learn about the project, as well as sample performance assessments, view units of study, discover formative assessment strategies, and more!


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Studio in a School’s Founder & Chair, Agnes Gund, is featured in Vanity Fair’s latest issue. In the article you can read about
Ms. Gund’s life and work as a philanthropist. If you haven’t had a chance to read the piece yet you can check it
out here.


Studio in a School featured on NYC ARTS
We’re proud to announce that Studio in a School was recently featured on Channel Thirteen’s
NYC Arts. Paula Zahn hosted the program from their studios at Lincoln Center and said that, “Through the instructors’ work ethic and enthusiasm the students learn that art is a whole lot more than just skill. It’s a process of exploration and discovery.” The segment about Studio starts the show right out of Ms. Zahn’s first on-camera appearance.
Click here to watch.

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 Back to School
As we start our 39th year bringing quality visual art education to children in New York’s City’s most under-resourced neighborhoods, Studio aims to serve more than 30,000 Pre-K-12 students this year across all five boroughs. We are honored to have been asked for the second year to partner with the NYC Department of Education to provide city-wide professional development for prekindergarten educators as part of the Mayor’s Pre-K for All expansion plan.  Also, in the South Bronx Congressional District 15, the highest-poverty district in the nation, we have begun implementing Expanding the Frame for Student Success. Read more.


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Studio’s Early Childhood Professional Development  featured on NY1
Studio’s Early Childhood expertise is helping Mayor Bill de Blasio’s expansion of Pre-K for All by providing Visual Art Professional Development.   Click to view the segment.


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Studio in a School featured in the February issue of ARTnews February 2013Studio was featured in the February issue of ARTnews. The story illustrates Founder Agnes Gund’s original vision and her partnership with President & CEO Tom Cahill. The article is now available online.


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NBC New York Features Studio’s Art & Healthy Living Program
NBC New York recently featured Studio and the organization’s Art & Healthy Living program. Click here to watch the segment.


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India Wolf’s Stepping Up for Art benefits Studio 
This exhibition, conceived, organized, and curated by India Wolf, and hosted by Gagosian Gallery, directly benefited Studio. Artists and students created 25 unique artworks on the canvas of Charlotte Olympia’s “Dolly” shoe. Read more in Vogue  & Women’s Wear Daily.


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The Ship of Tolerance featured in the New York Times
Internationally renowned artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov unveiled “The Ship of Tolerance” in collaboration with Studio. 450 students from Studio sites contributed artwork to the project expressing their  ideas of tolerance. Check out the New York Times article.


 Studio’s 35th Anniversary Gala
Our 35th Anniversary Gala brought  hundreds of guests and supporters to the Seagram Building Plaza to celebrate Studio’s major milestone. See what the Wall Street Journal, Women’s Wear Daily, Bloomberg News, and Guest of a Guest had to say about the event

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On June 21, Christie’s New York opened its doors to the public to view Studio in a School’s Young Visions 2016 exhibition. The show, no longer on view, included works of art made by more than 250 students, Pre-K through high school, from 79 different New York City public schools, daycares, and community-based organizations. Read more and view images from Young Visions 2016.


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Proud students, families, teachers, and community members recently joined Studio in its 1 East 53rd Street gallery to celebrate its Art & Healthy Living exhibition. Over 50 pieces made by students at 24 public schools showcased a beautiful bounty of vibrant fruits and vegetables and the young artists’ talents. View images from the event.


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Studio in a School’s Young Visions 2015 
at Christie’s

More than 200 artworks, created by over 400 young New York City public school students from all five boroughs, were on view in Studio’s Young Visions 2015  exhibition at Christie’s. The exhibition revealed how the children see themselves, their families, communities, cultures, favorite places, and neighborhood streets. View images.


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Open Studio Brings Prominent Artists to Studio’s partner Schools 
During this week, Studio brings world renowned artists to NYC public schools to work with students and to highlight the importance of arts education. 
Read more about the visits by
Wendy Mark, Clifford Ross, and William Wegman.


William Wegman visits fourth graders at PS 145 in Manhattan during Open Studio week. View story on DNA Info.

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Open Studio 
Students burst with questions for
famous visiting artists. Read more, view images, and watch a video from the visits by
Julie Mehretu and Mark di Suvero


Mark di Suvero kicked off the second annual Open Studio
Read More in The Brooklyn Rail

Jeff Koons kicks off Open Studio week to foster
visual arts appreciation

Renowned artists visit Studio’s Artist/Instructors in NYC public schools and work with students. Read more, view images, and watch videos of Claudia DeMonte, Jeff Koons, Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Fred Wilson.

Cool Substitute Art Teacher: Mr. Koons
Read More in the New York Times about Jeff Koon’s visit to
P.S. 112 in Harlem.

Jeff Koons Teaches Art to City Kids
WNYC, New York’s NPR affiliate, reports on Jeff’s visit to a Studio partner school. Click to see photos and read the transcript

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Studio in a School Sends Jeff Koons to Second Grade
Channel THIRTEEN’s METROFOCUS joined Jeff’s visit. Watch the video.