The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Upper East Side, Manhattan
Exhibition dates: from June 14 to October 23, 2022
The juried exhibition showcasing the creativity of New York City public school students will be accompanied by a digital presentation of selected works in Times Square
The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts the 20th anniversary edition of PS Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids, a juried exhibition of artwork by New York City public school K-12 students in all five boroughs. The display marks the 15th consecutive PS-Art exhibition organized by The Met and will be on view through October 23, 2022 at the Met Fifth Avenue at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. There will be an opening ceremony for students, parents and teachers at 5 p.m., with remarks at 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, during the city’s Museum Mile Festival.
Selected by a panel of distinguished members of New York’s artistic community, including Met staff, the 122 works on display were chosen from more than 800 submissions spanning media such as painting, mixed media and sculpture. The works and accompanying student statements attest to the resilience of teachers and students working in remote, onsite and hybrid learning environments over the past two years in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
PS Art 2022: Celebrating the creative spirit of New York’s children is a project of the New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School NYC.
“For the past 15 years, the Met has had the privilege of presenting these extraordinary works of art in an exhibition that pays tribute to the emerging voices and talents of young artists from New York’s public schools,” said Heidi Holder, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chair in Education at the Met. “This is an important anniversary, at an important time, as we increasingly rely on art to help us make sense of a complex and uncertain world. We are proud to play a role in fostering the city’s next generation of artists, and the schools, teachers, families and communities that inspire and support them.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) will hold a four-day digital art presentation of 48 works from the exhibition, displaying digital reproductions of the artworks on the iconic Sherwood Outdoor display at 2 Times Square at Duffy Square. The launch event is scheduled for June 17 and will include remarks by city officials and student artists. Selected works in Times Square will be presented twice per hour until June 20.
David C. Banks, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, said, “Thank you to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for their support PS-Art and sponsoring this beautiful exhibit and thanks to Studio in a School NYC for their continued support and collaboration. PS Art is a great example of the power of partnership. Our vibrant New York public school community, a world-renowned cultural treasure and exemplary arts organization have together created PS Art 2022.”
Alison Scott-Williams, President of Studio in a School NYC, LLC, added, “Visual arts education remains more vital than ever, as it encourages students’ social and emotional growth and gives them an outlet to share their vision. of the world. The vision and strength of the works presented in PS Art 2022 is undeniable. On behalf of Studio in a School, I would like to congratulate the student artists in this year’s show. I would also like to thank the New York City Department of Education and the Metropolitan Museum of Art for being inspiring partners and supporters of PS Art 2022.”
To further support the creativity and education of New York City students, The Met will provide museum passes to all student artists featured in the exhibit to encourage them to return frequently for the duration of the exhibition. spectacle. During the 2020-2021 school year, The Met provided free tours to more than 10,000 New York City public school students; in addition, more than 1,500 New York City public school teachers and administrators participate in professional development workshops at the Museum.
All of the works in the exhibition will also be featured on the Met’s website, as well as on Facebook, instagramand Twitter using the hashtag #PSArt2022.