Next Week at The Met: P.S. Art Exhibition Opening, Museum Mile Festival, and Pride Celebration

Andersen Ngai, Swimmer in Movement
Andersen Ngai, Swimmer in Movement. Plaster of paris sculpture. Grade: 6. School: P.S. 219 Paul Klapper, Queens. Art teacher: Christina Ceccarelli. Courtesy of The New York City Department of Education. On view in P.S. Art 2018: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Next week, The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates community with an exciting lineup of special programs and events. The opening of the annual exhibition P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids will take place on Tuesday, June 12, coinciding with an evening of free admission as part of the annual Museum Mile Festival. On Friday, June 15, MetFridays: Pride will be the focus of The Met's weekly series and feature an array of activities to commemorate Pride month. More information follows.
P.S. Art Exhibition Opening
Exhibition Dates: June 12–October 21, 2018
Private Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 12, 5–6:30 p.m., followed by public viewing (press must R.S.V.P.)
Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, Ground Floor
Returning to The Met for the 11th consecutive year, the exhibition P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids features works of art in a variety of media created by public school students in New York City. The exhibition will be on view and open to the public at The Met Fifth Avenue from June 12 through October 21, 2018. The opening ceremony for students, parents, and teachers will take place on Tuesday, June 12, at 5 p.m., with remarks at 5:30. Dignitaries from the New York City Department of Education, including Deputy Chancellor Phil Weinberg; Studio in a School; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be among the speakers.
P.S. Art highlights the talent and creativity of young artists and champions art making as a way to appreciate the cultures, life experiences, and traditions across the city. The 121 works in this year's exhibition represent 123 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in public schools throughout the five boroughs. The works were chosen from over 1,200 submissions, and the final decisions were made by a jury comprised of distinguished members of the art community, including members of The Met staff. The Met will provide admission passes to the Museum to all the student artists represented in the exhibition.
Additionally, 27 artworks from the exhibition will be displayed in Times Square on Clear Channel's digital screen for five days, beginning Wednesday, June 20, courtesy of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC). The collaborative project will kick off with a press conference at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, on Military Island in Times Square (located on Broadway, between 43rd and 44th Streets).
P.S. Art 2018: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids is a project of the New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School Association, Inc.
All of the works in the exhibition will be featured on The Met website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #PSArt2018.
Museum Mile Festival
Event Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6–9 p.m. 
Location: Selected exhibitions at The Met Fifth Avenue
The Met Fifth Avenue will offer free admission on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the Museum Mile Festival.  Founded in 1978 to promote public support of the arts, the annual festival has attracted 1.5 million people since its inception. Festival attendees can walk the mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets while visiting six of New York City's finest cultural institutions, which are open and free to the public throughout the evening. The festival's opening ceremony will take place at 5:45 p.m. at The Met Fifth Avenue.
In addition to The Met, participating institutions include Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; Museum of the City of New York; and El Museo del Barrio.  
More information is available on The Met website, and visitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #MMF2018 on social media.
MetFridays: Pride
Event Date: Friday, June 15, 2018, 5–9 p.m.
Location: Museum-wide at The Met Fifth Avenue
The Met will celebrate Pride with an evening of dancing, gallery talks, panel discussions, and art-making activities. Visitors can experience a Voguing Workshop; enjoy a Silent Dance Party with DJ sets from Papi Juice, tunes by musician JD Samson, and a performance by Helado Negro; attend a drawing session exploring ideas of beauty; and more. A series of talks will feature curators, educators, artists, and activists discussing The Met collection through a non-binary lens. A specialty cocktail—The Pride and Tonic—will be available at The Cantor Roof Garden Bar.
MetFridays: Pride is free with Museum admission. The full schedule of activities is available on The Met's website. Follow along on social media with the hashtag #MetFridays.
This event is part of MetFridays: New York's Night Out. MetFridays programs are made possible in part by Bonnie J. Sacerdote.



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