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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, pre-teens, teens, 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. 

SI’s education partners include New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development, 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 Judith Bernstein, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Maria Chavez, Alia Farid, Christina Forrer, Michèle Graf and Selina Grüter, Irena Haiduk, Gordon Hall, Frank Heath, Lena Henke, Rodrigo Hernández, Madeline Hollander, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Steffani Jemison, Anna K.E., Karen Lamassonne, Liz Magic Laser, Lorenza Longhi, Nancy Lupo, Shawn Maximo, Florian Meisenberg, Ceylan Öztrük, Jessi Reaves, Carissa Rodriguez, Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro, Rachel Rose, Real Madrid, Legacy Russell, Aviva Silverman, Jasper Spicero, Julia Tcharfas, Jan Vorisek, Michael Wang, Lyndsy Welgos, Angharad Williams & Mathis Gasser, Alex Wolfe, Amy Yao, Shirin Youssefi, and Julia Znoj.

Please contact Lou Neyland, Head of Education & Community Engagement 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 the Office of the Governor 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, Friends of SI, and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. 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.

Critical operating support has been provided to SI as part of a collective fundraising effort. We thank the following supporters: the David Teiger Foundation, the Destina Foundation, the Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Cy Twombly Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, Sotheby’s, the Arison Arts Foundation, and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation. 

SI is grateful to Materials for the Arts for its in-kind support of our Education Programs.