The Sackler Center for Arts Education

The Sackler Center for Arts Education

Opened to the public in fall of 2001, the Sackler Center for Arts Education serves as a dynamic 21st-century education hub and learning laboratory that offers innovative public programs in the visual as well as performing and literary arts. Exploration and experimentation with new technologies is the center's hallmark, which broadens and enriches programs for youth, adults, and families. Artists as well as cultural and academic institutions are valued collaborative partners.

The 8,200-square-foot education facility comprises the Studio Art, Multimedia, and Mini Labs, the New Media Theater, an exhibition gallery, the Educator Resource Center, the Agnes Varis Conference Room, and education offices. It also includes the existing Peter B. Lewis Theater, part of Frank Lloyd Wright's original architectural design for the building. We welcome the public to the Sackler Center, located just below the rotunda of the landmark Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

For a complete list of current programming, see the calendar.

The Sackler Center for Arts Education is a gift of the Mortimer D. Sackler Family.

Photo: Carolina Zamora

On View

This presentation, comprised of selected materials from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, pays homage to the first Frank Lloyd Wright–designed structures in New York City.

Works & Process

Photo: Petrus Sjövik

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Art Making for Middle Schoolers
10 Mondays beginning January 25, 4–6:15 pm

Led by a Guggenheim teaching artist, this studio program for middle-school students includes visits to the galleries and art making in a wide range of mediums.

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Ferro SP (Iron SP), 1961. Welded iron sheet metal, oil, and tacks on wood framework, 130 x 200 cm.

Lesson Plans
for Teachers

Develop lesson plans for the exhibition Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting using the free Arts Curriculum Online.

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