Artists in Schools
Viewing Ruth Asawa at the Whitney Museum
CMA Resident Artist Maria D. Rapicavoli visited the Whitney Museum with her after school students from Hudson Guild.
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We cannot adequately express our gratitude to the Whitney Museum of American Art and Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc. for proving Maria D. Rapicavoli’s students from Hudson Guild with a behind-the-scenes tour of the monumental Ruth Asawa Through Line show.
A stalwart of the Chelsea community for nearly 100 years, Hudson Guild provides essential housing, education, and social services for the youngest members of its community. Located just four blocks from the Whitney Museum, Hudson Guild's students rarely get a chance to engage in the art world located on their doorstep – and we're here to change that.
During their visit to the exhibition, students engaged Maria with thoughtful questions and even had the chance to create their own drawings in response to Asawa's works.
In the words of CMA Residency Producer Tommy Coleman: "This visit reaffirmed my awareness of just how impressive we are as a team in what we provide students." Hat's off to all of our partners who help us make the art world more accessible to its youngest participants!
Maria's work at Hudson Guild is supported by the Emergency Arts Education Fund, which provides free arts education to NYC school communities whose art programs have been decimated by recent budget cuts.
Children’s Museum of the Arts’ three Residents Artists are currently implementing ambitious arts curriculum at each of our partner sites throughout New York City: Hudson Guild in Chelsea, Sid Miller Academy in Crown Heights, and Children’s Workshop School in the East Village. Come spring, our residents will showcase their students' work through exhibitions and installations across the city. Learn how you can support the work of our residents here.