Office of Arts & Special Projects

P.S. Art

P.S. Art 2017:

Celebrating The Creative Spirit Of NYC Kids

P.S. Art acknowledges through an exhibition and a catalogue, artwork created by New York City public schools in grades PreK to 12. More than a competition, P.S. Art is an opportunity to build our visual arts community by reflecting on the qualities of exemplary teaching and learning. Final selections highlight outstanding artwork by our students and model practices of their teachers as they relate to the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts. This is the 15th year of P.S. Art and the 10th year the show is exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this year from June 13th to October 29th, 2017.

In November, the exhibition goes on view in the Rotunda of the Tweed Courthouse.


Click on the image above to view the 2017 catalog.

For further information on the exhibition please visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website.

P.S. Art 2017 Semi-Finalists

Please click here or on the image above to view the P.S. Art 2017 Semi-Finalist Album. This album contains images of the artworks selected as semi-finalists for P.S. Art 2017. Hover over each image for title and student artist, and click for grade, school, and art teacher. Congratulations to all involved!

Studio in a School Scholarships

All graduating high school seniors whose work was selected for the P.S. Art 2017 exhibition will receive a financial award for their education at an accredited professional school or college. All students in grades 9-11 whose work was selected for P.S. Art 2017 are offered the opportunity to register for FREE art classes at Studio in a School's popular Teen Program, offering workshops in painting, drawing, digital photography, printmaking, and portfolio development, and led by professional STUDIO artists.

Past P.S. Art Catalogues

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

PS Art 2017 Professional Development Workshop

To support teachers who will be entering work into PS Art 2017, on Thursday, September 29th there will be a FREE full-day of professional development at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This event will focus on looking at, analyzing, and discussing sample student artwork Pre K-12. Participants working with teams of NYCDOE art educators and teaching artists from Studio in a School will engage in collegial, lively and informative dialogues around the qualities of exemplary artwork. There will be ample time for exploring museum galleries. This workshop is a collaboration between the Office of Arts and Special Projects and Studio in a School who most generously is funding this event.

This workshop is open to new teachers and teachers who for the past several years have submitted student work to P.S. Art that has advanced only to the semi-final round of judging.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Registration has closed for this workshop. Please check back soon for information regarding P.S. Art 2018

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