News

Studio in a School receives National Arts Award

Studio in a School is the proud recipient of one of the Americans for the Arts' National Arts Awards. Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, presented the Arts Education Award to the Studio Institute President Tom Cahill at a celebratory event on October 23rd. The award recognizes Studio’s contributions to the visual arts education field.

Studio in a School to be honored by the Americans for the Arts

On October 23, during National Arts and Humanities Month, the Americans for the Arts will honor Studio in a School for its outstanding leadership by naming the organization this year’s recipient of its Arts Education Award. To learn more about the Americans for the Arts, the National Arts Awards, and other honorees click here.

The Bloomberg Arts Internship Program is now in full swing

The Bloomberg Arts Internship places rising seniors from select New York City public schools at various arts and cultural organizations. BAI provides interns with a paid job experience where they explore their interests and skills and apply them to meaningful work projects. Participants finish the summer with six weeks of job experience, rich arts engagement opportunities, improved oral and written communication skills, and a head start on their college applications. Read more about the interns’ experiences on the Bloomberg Arts Internship Blog.

Jeff Koons visits a group of 2nd graders at PS 145 in Manhattan

American Pop Artist Jeff Koons recently visited 2nd grade students participating in Studio in a School’s Long Term Program at P.S. 145, The Bloomingdale School, in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The students engaged in a discussion about art with Mr. Koons, and they also got the opportunity to present their own portraits, explained the inspiration behind them and why they made their artistic choices. The visit was covered by ARTFIXdaily. Read the article.

Inspired by Zao Wou-Ki on view at Asia Society

Inspired by Zao Wou-Ki is currently on view at Asia Society. All of the artworks in the exhibition were created by students participating in Studio in a School’s Long Term Program at four different schools – PS 152 in the Bronx, PS 123 & PS 145 in Brooklyn and PS 145 in Manhattan. Inspired by Zao Wou-Ki will remain on view through August 6. Make sure you visit!

Exhibition work featured in AM New York

The City and the Young Imagination: Art from Studio in a School is currently on view at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition showcases 28 works exploring the 40 year history of Studio in a School, and it will remain on view through May 21st. Read the article here.

Agnes Gund: Art for Good

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.

Studio in a School Students Learn What it Means to Become Artists

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.

Studio in a School Expands Arts Education Nationwide

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.

Impacting Student Success in the Arts

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!

Agnes Gund, Art’s Grande Dame, Still Has Work to Do

Photography by Annie Leibovitz. 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.

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.

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

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.

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 in a School featured in the February issue of ARTnews

Studio 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.

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

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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Events

Artworks created by Studio in a School students currently on view at Christie’s New York & Asia Society

The school-year might be coming to a close, but the young artists participating in Studio in a School’s visual art programs across the city are as busy as ever exhibiting their artworks. In addition to year-end celebrations taking place at our partner schools all around the City, Studio currently has major exhibitions on view at two prominent New York City venues. Read more about these exhibitions.

40th Anniversary Gala & Art Making Day

On May 3, Studio in a School celebrated 40 years of providing visual arts education to New York City's public school children with an anniversary Gala on the Seagram Building Plaza. The following day, more than 300 students from Studio's programs visited the tent to celebrate Art Making Day. View images from both events and make sure you watch the CBS New York news segment from Art Making Day.

Littlest Learners 2017 Opens at Studio’s Midtown Gallery

Proud students, families, teachers, and community members recently joined Studio at their 1 East 53rd Street gallery to celebrate its Littlest Learners 2017 exhibition. Public Schools and Community Based Organizations showcased a beautiful selection of young artists’ talents. Read more and view images from the event.

Teresita Fernandez Visits P.S. 152 in the Bronx

As we prepare for the start of a new school year, we are excited to share this video of a special day from the end of last school year, when renowned artist Teresita Fernandez visited P.S. 152 in the Bronx. Watch the video here.

Young Visions 2016 at Christie’s New York

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.

Art & Healthy Living on view in Studio’s Midtown gallery

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.

Young Visions 2015 at Christie’s New York

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 New York. The exhibition revealed how the children see themselves, their families, communities, cultures, favorite places, and neighborhood streets. View images.

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.

Open Studio Brings Prominent Artists to Studio’s Partner Schools

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 & Studio in a School Host Open Studios

Mark di Suvero kicked off the second annual Open Studio Event. Read more in The Brooklyn Rail.

Jeff Koons Kicks Off Open Studio Week

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

Studio in a School Sends Jeff Koons to Second Grade

Channel THIRTEEN's METROFOCUS joined Jeff's visit. Watch the video.

View images from Young Visions 2017 at Christie’s New York

More than 400 young artists attending more than 55 different New York City public schools, daycare centers, and Head Starts from all five boroughs had their artworks on view in Young Visions 2017. The exhibition, displayed at Christie’s New York, celebrated the creativity and unique individual and collective experiences of young artists.