Organized by the Office of Arts and Special Projects, P.S. Art celebrates the visual arts and showcases the tremendous talent of students from neighborhoods in all five boroughs across the City. This year’s exhibition presents 60 paintings, prints, sculptures, collages, and drawings. The artwork has been created by students in Pre-K through 12th grade, and includes student work from District 75 schools. P.S. Art opened on June 14th at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where it delighted the public as well as the museum staff. It remained on view for nearly two months.
Nearly 800 student works of art were reviewed by the Department’s Office of Arts and Special Projects in partnership with The Studio in a School Association in order to create the exhibition on display today. These works demonstrate the highest level of achievement as outlined in the Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts. A jury of distinguished artists, art educators, and art enthusiasts convened in April 2011 to curate this year’s exhibition. After careful review and thoughtful discussion, the jury selected these works to represent P.S. Art 2011.
The exhibition is currently on display at Tweed Courthouse.