A Year with Children 2006
On View May 26–July 29, 2006

A Year with Children 2006 showcases selected work by the 1,500 second- through sixth-grade students currently participating in Learning Through Art, a program of the Guggenheim Museum that sends teaching artists into New York City public schools. The art projects on view convey the curiosity, energy, and artistic and academic growth of these creative elementary school students.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation. Further support has been provided by The Engelberg Foundation and Alan C. Greenberg. In addition, the Leadership Committee for A Year With Children 2006 is gratefully acknowledged.

Educational activities are made possible by The Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund, The Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, The Engelberg Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Mortimer D. Sackler Family, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Esther Simon Charitable Trust, and the Museum's Education Committee.

The Learning Through Art program is supported by Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc., The Louis Calder Foundation, Citigroup Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Gap Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Janus Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, The New York Times Company Foundation, Generoso Pope Foundation, Beatrice Snyder Foundation, Marti Stevens, The United States Department of Education, and Arthur Zimtbaum Foundation.

Read more about the Learning Through Art Program


Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 24, 6–8 PM

Join us for a special evening in support of Learning Through Art, celebrating the achievements of everyone involved in LTA, including the students and their families, teachers and teaching artists, as well as those who provide financial support to the program. Tickets available for $125 each. Call (212) 360-4241 for more information.

Spring Family Day
Sunday, June 11, 1–4 PM

In conjunction with the exhibitions Zaha Hadid; No Limits, Just Edges: Jackson Pollock Paintings on Paper; and A Year with Children 2006: Selected Works from Learning Through Art, please join us for a fun-filled afternoon dedicated to families. Create your own art, participate in drama and art activities in the galleries, and enjoy live music.

This program is designed for families with children ages 5–12. Open to the public. $15 per family, $10 for members, free for Guggenheim Family Members and families of LTA participants. No reservation necessary.

Teaching Literacy Through Art Teacher Workshop
Tuesday, June 6, 3:30–6 PM

Discussing art helps build the critical thinking skills necessary for reading comprehension. Learn how museum educators create sequenced, open-ended questions to cultivate skills such as observation and interpretation. Participants receive resource packets with visual aids for use in their classrooms.

Instructor: Jackie Delamatre, Education Coordinator. $20 per educator.
To register, call (212) 423-3637.

Teaching Social Studies Through Art Teacher Workshop

Wednesday, June 14, 3:30–6 PM
Art projects are a powerful way to explore historical eras and communities around the world, see evidence of student learning, and encourage creative and critical thought. See examples of successful curriculum linked projects on view in A Year with Children 2006: Selected Works from Learning Through Art, and learn how to create your own lessons integrating social studies and artmaking. Resource packets include ideas for classroom projects.

Instructor: Marie Reilly, Education Coordinator. $20 per educator.
To register, call (212) 423-3637.

Above, from left to right:

From There to Here, Public School 88, Queens. Fourth Grade. Teaching Artist: Antonia Perez.
Photo: Kathryn Carr

Culture Collage, Public School 144, Queens. Third Grade. Teaching Artist: Aimee Mower Lally
Photo: Kathryn Carr

Celebrating Our Values, Public School 148, Queens. Third Grade. Teaching Artist: Anette Jacque
Photo: Kathryn Carr