Friday, February 14, 2014

High Line Arts Education Project

In October 2013, the Aspen Institute Arts Program kicked off the High Line Arts Education Project, conceived by 2012 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence and High Line architect Elizabeth Diller, and Arts Program Director Damian Woetzel. Thirty students from some of the nation’s lowest-performing and highest-poverty schools traveled to New York City, to photograph the High Line under Diller’s guidance — coming from as far as Lame Deer, Montana to Roxbury, Massachusetts and nearby Bridgeport, Connecticut. The day was convened in partnership with the Turnaround Arts Initiative, a program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, launched to narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement through the arts.

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