New York City’s public schools own more than 1,500 pieces of artwork, accumulated over the last 150 years.
They range from stained glass by Tiffany Studios to vast mural cycles commissioned by the WPA to modern and contemporary works by Hans Hofmann, Ben Shahn, Romare Bearden, Faith Ringgold, and Vito Acconci. WNYC’s Leonard Lopate interviews Michele Cohen, author of Public Art for Public Schools and they discuss, among other things, the role art plays in a learning environment.
Listen to the podcast here:
And see some images of art in NYC schools.
Public Art for Public Schools [WNYC, 6/29/09]
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