Did you know that New York City's public schools are home to a collection of over 1,500 artworks? From early 20th century stained glass windows by Tiffany Studios to the vast mural cycles of the New Deal, through the diverse and engaging installations commissioned through the Percent for Art Program, our schools house an incredible array of artwork that reflects our rich social and political history. Come inside, explore your school, discover hidden treasures and learn all about New York City public school art and architecture.

Erasmus Hall Campus has been selected as one of 40 NYC sites competing for a grant from Partners in Preservation --  the only school among the competitors. Grants will be decided by popular vote, so we need your help to win! Vote today and every day through May 21. And join us for  SPRINGFEST at Erasmus Hall on May 5 + 6 . Get more information or visit us on Facebook.

Interview with Leanord Lopate
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The Collection

Explore the art collection in the New York City public schools.

NYC Teacher Check out our Lesson Connections for ideas about how to build links between our collection of public art and your classroom curriculum.

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Learn more about the collection. Go to Citystore to purchase your copy of Public Art for Public Schools, published by Monacelli Press.  All proceeds from book sales benefit the City of New York. Read a New York Times piece about the book.