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Author Archives: trasaterra
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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