Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of its landmark education program, Learning Through Art (LTA), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum proudly presents the annual exhibition “A Year with Children 2021.” On view through June 20, “A Year with Children 2021” showcases select works of art by New York City public school students in grades two through six who participated in LTA during the 2020–21 school year. Over one hundred collages, drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, objects, and installations will be on display. These works represent 11 schools across the five boroughs and were created during classroom residencies with professional teaching artists.
Cyra Levenson, Deputy Director and Gail Engelberg Director of Education and Public Engagement at the Guggenheim, stated, “The Learning Through Art program was founded on the belief that art education is fundamental to the growth and development of all students. The commitment to this idea has remained steadfast for the past fifty years. Now, more than ever, we must communicate to young people that we value their unique points of view, and that we believe they should be seen and heard in our cultural institutions and beyond. We invite the public to share this vision when visiting the LTA exhibition.”
This year’s participating schools are: from the Bronx, PS 86 (Kingsbridge Heights); from Brooklyn, PS 8 (Brooklyn Heights); from Manhattan, PS 28 (Washington Heights), PS 38 (East Harlem), and PS 145 (Harlem); from Queens, PS 219 (Flushing), PS 130 (Bayside), PS 144 (Forest Hills), PS 349 (Jamaica) and PS 317 (Rockaway Park); and from Staten Island, PS 48 (Grasmere).
A Year with Children 2021 is organized by Greer Kudon, Director of School, Youth, and Family Programs; Amy Boyle, Senior Manager, School Programs; Michelle Wohlgemuth Cooper, Associate Manager, School Partnerships; and Lara Tootleman, Education Associate, School Programs.