RESCHEDULED -- Art as Necessity in New York City's Public Schools

When: Thursday, March 30, 6:30pm
Price: $15 and up | $10 for Museum members
Image credit: Gianna, Grade 2, P.S. 123, Brooklyn, Studio Artist Instructor: Tim Thyzel
Image credit: Gianna, Grade 2, P.S. 123, Brooklyn, Studio Artist Instructor: Tim Thyzel

Please note this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 30th. Unless you specifically requested a refund, all registrants will be automatically put on the list for the new date.  If you have any questions or now need a refund please send an email to

In the depths of the economic crisis of the 1970s, New York City slashed arts education from the public school curriculum. In response, philanthropist and arts advocate Agnes Gund founded Studio in a School in 1977, one of several private arts organizations committed to the belief that the arts were a necessity, not a privilege. Now, more than 40 years later, join leading advocates and innovators to assess the past, present, and future of the arts in New York City’s public schools. This program delves into themes from our exhibition The City and the Young Imagination: Art from Studio in a School.

Candice Anderson, Executive Director, Cool Culture, a nonprofit that helps low-income families access NYC's cultural life 
Tom Cahill, President and CEO, Studio in a School
Angela Fremont-Appel, Art Teacher, PS 69, Vincent D. Grippo School and NYCDOE Citywide Professional Development Visual Arts Facilitator
Paul King, Executive Director of the Office of Arts and Special Projects, NYCDOE 
Randall Bourscheidt (moderator), Director, Archive of New York City Cultural Policy

$20 for adults | $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission

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This program is co-sponsored by The Association of Teaching ArtistsCool Culture, and the New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT.

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