P.S. Art 2010
P.S. Art 2010, an exhibition of juried work by students in New York City’s public schools, celebrates the visual arts and showcases the tremendous talent of students from neighborhoods across the city. This year’s exhibition presents fifty-five paintings, prints, sculptures, collages, and drawings created by students ages four through twenty. The exhibition gives the public an opportunity to see how student creativity and artistic ability evolve in the journey from childhood to adulthood.

Young people come to art classes with their own experiences, memories, and ideas. Dedicated art teachers support the creativity of students and help them make choices that develop their eyes and hands. As students take sequenced art classes, they gain an understanding of art making, sharpening skills from one year to the next.

This exhibition is a celebration of New York City public school achievement in the arts. These artworks were submitted by art teachers and demonstrate development towards the standards as outlined in the Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Visual Arts. To arrive at the selection of artwork you see today, more than eight hundred works of art were narrowed to four hundred by a panel of arts specialists from the Department of Education and The Studio in a School Association, Inc. A jury of distinguished members of the New York arts community later convened to curate this year’s exhibition. After careful review and thoughtful discussion, the jury selected these works to be included in P.S. Art 2010.

The New York City Department of Education and the Fund for Public Schools would like to thank The Metropolitan Museum of Art for generously hosting this exhibition in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The New York City Department of Education and The Fund for Public Schools also gratefully acknowledge The Studio in a School Association, Inc. for their sponsorship and substantial role in the coordination of P.S. Art 2010.
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