Art As Necessity In New York City’s Public Schools At MCNY In Harlem

In the depths of the economic crisis of the 1970s, New York City slashed arts education from the public school curriculum. In response, philanthropist and arts advocate Agnes Gund founded Studio in a School in 1977, one of several private arts organizations committed to the belief that the arts were a necessity, not a privilege. Now, more than 40 years later, join leading advocates and innovators to assess the past, present, and future of the arts in New York City’s public schools. This program delves into themes from our exhibition The City and the Young Imagination: Art from Studio in a School.

Opening Remarks:

  • Agnes Gund, Philanthropist and President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art


  • Candice Anderson, Executive Director, Cool Culture
  • Tom Cahill, President and CEO, Studio in a School
  • Angela Fremont-Appel, Art Teacher, PS 69, Vincent D. Grippo School and NYCDOE Citywide Professional Development Visual Arts Facilitator
  • Paul King, Executive Director of the Office of Arts and Special Projects, NYCDOE
  • Randall Bourscheidt (moderator), Director, Archive of New York City Cultural Policy

Tuesday, March 14, 6:30pm

$20 for adults, $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID), $10 for Museum members Includes Museum admission

Get your tickets here

MCNY, 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St. New York, New York,, 917-492-3395

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