Special Art Show Featuring Children's Aid Artists

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This spring, The Children’s Aid Society was honored to be one of five UBS NYC community partners to participate in a special art show, featuring artwork inspired by the Guggenheim UBS Map Global Art Initiative’s “No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia” exhibit. Students from the East Harlem Center and Community School P.S. 50 in the Bronx began their creative process by first participating in an inspiring tour of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Discussing the various pieces of art and diverse themes helped the students to begin thinking about their own art pieces. In the art workshops following the museum tours, the group used a narrative approach to creating their art work which was reflective of the Guggenheim “No Country” exhibit. The students’ art from all five partners was on grand display as the My Map. My story exhibition at the UBS Corporate Gallery.

This is The Children’s Aid Society’s second year collaborating with UBS, a global firm that provides financial services to private, corporate and institutional clients. In 2011, East Harlem Center youth explored the theme “New York: Through Our Eyes” and had the opportunity to meet UK artist Stephen Wiltshire.

In addition to providing memorable opportunities for children to express themselves through art, UBS supports Children’s Aid youth in their transition from middle school to high school and beyond through other engaging initiatives.