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VTS in New York City

VTS has a long history in New York City, with its roots beginning at MoMA. Since 2006, the establishment of VTS programs in city public schools has been gaining momentum.

Thanks to gifts from the HILO Foundation, The New York Community Trust, the Matisse Foundation, and A & A Fund, we have been able to subsidize starting costs for many schools, as well as provide classroom teachers with initial VTS training in museums across the city.

Schools Enrolled in 2015-16 New York City:

  • Bronx: Bronx Envision Academy, Haven Academy Charter School, PS 43X, PS 154X, PS 463X
  • Brooklyn: Compass Charter School, Ebbets Field Middle School, East Flatbush Community Research School, Empower Charter School, JHS 227K, PS 84K, PS 110K, PS 147K, PS 284K, PS 316K
  • Manhattan: PS 1M, Richard R. Green High School of Teaching
  • Queens: PS 14Q, PS 228Q

Past School Partners:

  • Bronx: Bronx Charter School for the Arts, CS 61X, PS 42X PS 30X, PS 71X, PS 103X, PS 107X, PS 159X, PS 161X, PS 277X
  • Brooklyn: The Ethical Community Charter School, PS 91K, PS 119K, PS 123K, PS 145K, PS 156K, PS 161K, PS 178K, PS 189K, PS 274K, PS 288K, PS 289K, PS 627K, PS 705K
  • Manhattan: IS 286M, PS 20M, PS 34M, PS 63M, PS 126M, PS 197M, West Side Montessori School
  • Queens: MS 217Q, PS 7Q, PS 17Q, PS 20Q, PS 49Q, PS 69Q, PS 71Q, PS 131Q, PS 132Q, PS 143Q, PS 149Q, PS 212Q, 
  • Staten Island: PS 30R

Art Partners-The success of VTS is also due to the collaboration of New York City’s world class funders, museum, and art centers:

 Our professional development programs have supported the skills of staff facilitating VTS discussions in many of the city's cherished cultural institutions, including:

Arts & Cultural Partners:

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • The Brooklyn Museum
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • International Center of Photography
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • The Museum of the City of New York
  • The New York Historical Society
  • The Queens Museum
  • The Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Cathedral of St John the Divine
  • Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY
  • The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Arts & Education Partners:

  • BRIC-Arts-Media-Brooklyn
  • Center for Arts Education
  • Community Word Project, NYC
  • Joan Mitchell Foundation, NYC
  • NYU Museum Studies Program
  • Wingspan Arts

Interactive Map for VTS in New York City:

The following map shows VTS funders, partners and participatory schools within New York City.

  •  Red: Schools Enrolled in 2014--2015 VTS Trainings
  •  Yellow: Arts and Cultural Partners
  •  Green: VTS Past and Present Funders
  •  Blue: Arts and Education Partners

Amy Chase Gulden
National Program Director
(based in New York City)
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Gretchen Baudenbacher
Regional Director, VTS New York City
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VTS in New York is partially funded by:

  • The A & A Fund 
  • Agnes Gund Foundation 
  • Hilo Foundation 
  • The Lambent Foundation 
  • The Matisse Foundation 
  • Nathan Cummings Foundation 
  • The New York Community Trust 
  • The NY Department of Cultural Affair

 Amy

Photo above: Amy Chase Gulden, National Program Director, at NYU Museum Studies Department, VTS Workshop.
Date: April 16, 2015
Photo by: NYU Museum Studies Students Organization

Gretchen Ps91

Photo above: Gretchen Baudenbacher, Regional Manager in New York, at PS 91, Brooklyn, NY.
Date: May 14, 2015
Photo by: Qinglian Zhang