For the ninth consecutive year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is hosting a major juried exhibition of student artworks from public schools throughout the city.
Although the students included in this year’s “P.S. Art 2016: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids” are only just beginning their lives, many are sure to become tomorrow’s most sought-after artists. For the past nine years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has hosted a juried exhibition in which students from across the NYC districts submit their original works. This year’s exhibition will open on June 14 and run through October 23.
The students will undoubtedly have long journeys toward developing their skills and techniques, but intangible talent is sure to be on vibrant display. The Met reports, “The Museum will celebrate the artists with an opening ceremony for students, parents, and teachers at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, the evening of the City’s annual Museum Mile Festival, after which the exhibition will open for a special public viewing. In addition to being displayed at The Met, a select group of works of art from the exhibition will also be featured for five days on outdoor digital screens in Times Square, June 22-26, courtesy of the Times Square Advertising Coalition.”
This year’s exhibition features nearly 100 artworks from 100 young artists illustrating both the contemporary child’s perspective on our modern world and their broad spectrum of life experiences in one of the world’s largest cities. The MET reports, “Images of the selected works will be shown for three minutes every hour from Wednesday, June 22, through Sunday, June 26, on signs owned and operated by ABC, Bank of America, and Clear Channel Spectacolor. A press conference will mark the kickoff of this collaborative project at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, on Military Island (located in Times Square on Broadway, between 43th and 44th Streets).”
To learn more, visit the MET.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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