2. MCNY – The City and The Young Imagination
Samantha, Grade 4, P.S. 346, Brooklyn, Studio Artist Instructor: Jo Beth Ravitz. Image via mcny.org
Studio in a School was founded in 1977 as a creative educational initiative for underserved public schools from daycare centers to public schools within New York City’s five boroughs. It was founded at a time of financial crisis in our city, when art budgets were being reduced or eliminated throughout the public school system. Since then, the program has touched more than 850,000 children in more than 170 public schools, bringing more than 90 professional artists to participate in programs with the students. The exhibit “The City and the Young Imagination – Art from Studio in a School” explores the 40-year history of one of New York City’s most creative arts education initiatives, and features student works in watercolors, drawings, collages, and sculpture. The exhibit opens on January 14 at The Museum of the City of New York, located at 1220 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd Street.