“Working with Art in Embassies makes us proud to say that this is the first time the organization has had the opportunity to display them (the students artwork) internationally.” – Jonas Stigh, Director of Marketing and Public Relations Studio in a School, New York.
The artworks currently on display at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Japan come from Studio in a School’s permanent collection and include both individual and group projects created between 1998 and 2013. These paintings, collages, prints, and mixed media works illustrate some of the different media taught in Studio in a School’s visual arts programs throughout New York City’s public schools.
All of these pieces have previously been exhibited in Studio’s Manhattan gallery or other major venues in New York City. Studio in a School is a model not-for-profit organization that has worked for more than 38 years to improve and support visual arts education both in and outside schools. Since 1977, Studio in a School has provided visual arts programming to over 850,000 New York City children across five boroughs.
Studio‘s unique method brings professional artists into public schools and community organizations to lead classes in a variety of artistic media, builds partnerships with principals and classroom teachers, and supports the growth of teens and college students through art-focused internships. Each year, Studio serves nearly 30,000 students at 200 program sites.