On the occasion of its move to the East Village in June 2018, SI inaugurated its first cross-generational Education Initiative, which provides opportunities for children, teenagers, and older adults to engage with contemporary art and take part in artist-led workshops in a dedicated Education & Public Programs space.
SI’s Education Programs are unique in that artists–either in current, past, or forthcoming exhibitions–are at the center of the workshops, directly driving forward dialogue and experiences in art-making together with a core group of teaching artists. The program serves over 1,500 students annually through over 100 classes and events.
SI’s education partners include GO Project, Little Missionary’s Sara Curry Preschool, Free Arts NYC, Sirovich Center for Balanced Living, and School of the Future. Participating artists have included Michèle Graf and Selina Grüter, Irena Haiduk, Gordon Hall, Frank Heath, Lena Henke, Madeline Hollander, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Steffani Jemison, Liz Magic Laser, Nancy Lupo, Shawn Maximo, Jessi Reaves, Carissa Rodriguez, Rachel Rose, Aviva Silverman, Jasper Spicero, Julia Tcharfas, Jan Vorisek, Michael Wang, Lyndsy Welgos, and Amy Yao.
Please contact Lou Neyland, Head of Community Engagement and Visitor Services with any questions: lou(at)swissinstitute(dot)net.
Image: Selldorf Architects and Field Condition
SI gratefully acknowledges support for Education Programs from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the SI Education Council.
SI Programming is made possible in part with public funds from Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council; the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Main sponsors include the LUMA Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Friends of SI. SI gratefully acknowledges Swiss Re as SI ONSITE sponsor, Vitra as Design Partner, Crozier Fine Arts as Preferred Shipping Art Logistics Partner, and SWISS as Travel Partner.