Partnerships

Manhattan Apparel Project

Greenwich, CT June 17th, 2016

In 2012, The Brant Foundation began a partnership with the Manhattan Apparel Project; a fashion brand that aims to bring art education to local youth regardless of background, means, or gender. Led by emerging and established artists and designers, the workshops sponsored by Manhattan Apparel Project explore a variety of different styles and media as influenced by each guest artist. The works created during these sessions in turn serve as inspiration for a clothing and/or acessory line. Students from NYC Public School ages 6-12 visit The Brant Foundation for a tour of the current exhibition and participate in an art workshop that teaches and explores the following tenants:

  • Art Literacy: providing a language for describing and discussing art
  • Making Connections: social, cultural, and historical
  •  Community & Cultural Learning: engaging in learning beyond the classroom and sharing in the rich diversity of the city
  •  Careers and lifelong learning: developing lifelong learners and advocates for art
  • Student workshop inspired by Karen Kilimnik's exhibition at The Brant Foundation.
  • Karen Kilimnik project
  • Karen Kilimnik Porject

Karen Kilimnik Exhibition

The school children, ranging in age from 6 – 12, arrived at The Brant Foundation for a tour of Karen Kilimnik’s exhibition. After the tour, the students were asked to draw inspiration from Kilimnik’s fanciful Chinoiserie room in which her early drawings were installed on top of custom wallpaper. The installation also included furniture, garden seats, fans and lanterns. The children then ‘curated’ their own art installation by hanging reproductions of Ms. Kilimnik’s paintings on top of their newly created wallpaper.

Workshop inspired by Karen Kilimnik's exhibition
Workshop inspired by Karen Kilimnik's exhibition
  • Workshop inspired by Andy Warhol's exhibition
  • Workshop inspired by Andy Warhol's exhibition
  • Workshop inspired by Andy Warhol's exhibition

Andy Warhol Exhibition

Students from NYC Public Schools toured the Andy Warhol exhibit and explored themes in Pop Art and consumer culture.  The children were drawn to the installation in our library space which provided the opportunity to experience the richness and diversity within Warhol’s early drawings and items he had collected during his lifetime.  Incorporating their interest of these early drawings into their workshop students were asked to explore the “blotted line” while younger students colored pages from a Andy Warhol coloring book.

Workshop inspired by Andy Warhol's exhibition Workshop inspired by Andy Warhol's exhibition
Workshop inspired by Andy Warhol's exhibition Workshop inspired by Andy Warhol's exhibition
Workshop inspired by Andy Warhol's exhibition Workshop inspired by Andy Warhol's exhibition