A Year with Children 2010
May 14–June 20, 2010
A Year with Children 2010 showcases art by students participating in Learning Through Art (LTA), an educational program of the Guggenheim Museum. LTA places professional teaching artists into New York City public elementary schools, where they collaborate with classroom teachers to develop art projects that teach students art skills and techniques, and explore ideas and themes related to the school curriculum. The program encourages curiosity, critical thinking, and ongoing collaborative investigation. Additionally, LTA immerses students in the artistic process, encouraging them to view themselves as artists. Each student is given a sketchbook and an artist’s apron, and throughout the program, teaching artists expose students to practices and explorations similar to those in which they are engaged.
This year’s exhibition features a variety of works, and aims to illuminate what it means for students to think like artists. The pieces on view will show how students engaged in the artistic process by reflecting, imagining, and responding to questions such as, “How do societies create structure?” “What is the relationship between individuals and community?” “What risks are worth taking?” “How do relationships affect us?” and “How do objects tell stories?” While creating their art projects, students explored and experimented with selected materials and techniques, including drawing, printmaking, photography, clay sculpture, painting, assemblage, collage, and architectural models.
During the 2009–10 school year, students visited the museum several times to engage in inquiry-based discussions that encouraged careful observation and thoughtful interpretation. During their visits, the students toured special exhibitions such as Kandinsky; Anish Kapoor: Memory; Intervals: Kitty Kraus; Paired, Gold: Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn; as well as galleries featuring the Guggenheim’s permanent collection.
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