Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
The YMCA of Greenwich and The Brant Foundation Art Study Center have recently announced a partnership that will enable the YMCA’s After School Program and Summer Camp a unique art educational experience.
The YMCA of Greenwich and The Brant Foundation Art Study Center will be offering presentations in April and June at the YMCA after school locations. In May, students will be visiting the Brant Foundation for educational tours of an exhibition by artist Dan Colen. During summer camp, groups of campers will be visiting the Foundation for an afternoon of tours, workshops, and a picnic lunch underneath artist Urs Fischer’s Big Clay sculpture, located directly outside of the Foundation on the Greenwich polo fields.
Lee Ann Borg, Youth and Family Director at the YMCA of Greenwich, and Emily McElwreath,
Director of Communications and Education at The Brant Foundation, are working together to make this partnership possible. McElwreath stated: “We are very pleased to be partnering with the YMCA of Greenwich to give local children an opportunity to increase their appreciation of contemporary art.” Lee Ann Borg has worked with local volunteer artist Jessica Licata to bring this program to fruition and we are thrilled to be a part of it.
Ed Philipp, CEO of the YMCA commented: “This is a very exciting partnership for us! For our children to be exposed to world class art in such an intimate setting presents a truly unique perspective for them. We are very appreciative of The Brant Foundation Art Study Center for making this possible. For the YMCA, this is another example of how we are helping provide resources and opportunities to our community they might now otherwise have.”
About The Brant Foundation Art Study Center:
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, designed by Richard Gluckman, has a mission to promote education and appreciation of contemporary art and design, by making works available to institutions and individuals for scholarly study and examination. The Brant Foundation Art Study Center presents long-term exhibitions curated primarily from the collection. The collection is remarkable in that scores of artists are represented in depth, including works from the earliest period of their practice through their most recent works. Currently, The Brant Foundation, Inc., established in 1996, lends works to more than a dozen exhibitions per year. For more information, please visit: http://www.brantfoundation.org.
About the YMCA of Greenwich:
The YMCA of Greenwich was founded more than 98 years ago in 1916. Today, it is the largest community-based organization in Greenwich with more than 5,400 members dedicated to healthy living, youth development and social responsibility through athletics and life- long learning programs in order to nurture the potential of all in our community. To learn more about the YMCA of Greenwich, membership and its numerous wellness programs, visit: http://www.greenwichymca.org.