Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Year With Children 2013 Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum: May 3 - June 19, 2013

The Guggenheim Museum hosted a Learning Through Art Benefit on Thursday, May 2 2013 to celebrate the opening of A Year with Children 2013 exhibition.  This annual exhibition showcases over 100 pieces of artwork created by NYC public school students who participated in Learning Through Art (LTA) - a Guggenheim arts education program.  

LTA was founded in 1970 by Natalie Lieberman in response to declining funding for arts education in public schools.  Every year, LTA places professional artists in NYC public schools to teach fine art techniques not typically covered in traditional art curriculums.  This year's Childrens 2013 Exhibit includes artwork that incorporate different techniques such as assemblage, sculpture, printmaking and even Suminagashi - Japanese paint marbling!  The exhibit runs at the Guggenheim NYC from May 3 - June 19, 2013.
Multicolored wing installation on the main lobby of the preview benefit.
Children attending this year's Learning Through Art Benefit had the opportunity to try their hand on the crayon board.
Fourth graders in Brooklyn experimented with the Japanese ink marbling technique Suminagashi
Sixth Graders at PS 86 in the Bronx created these landscape collages to explore the concept of change over time.  Students first painted a landscape background.  Then, over several weeks, they were told to create images of changing circumstances, such as pollution and population increase.  These images of change were then juxtaposed onto the original landscape painting to create these collages.
Printmaking done by a 5th grade class in PS 42 Manhattan.  Students carved the images which represented their personal identities on styrofoam plates.   The images on the plates were then transferred onto paper and fabric.
Kid friendly treats were served at the A Year With Children preview benefit.  The mini hamburger bar included gourmet toppings such as fresh pickles, blue cheese, and fried onions.

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