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High Line Arts Education Project

December 6, 2013

On October 10, 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 NYC, to photograph the High Line under Diller’s guidance—coming from as far as Lame Deer, Montana to Roxbury, MA and nearby Bridgeport, CT.

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.

Special thanks to the President’s Committee’s Kathy Fletcher, Elizabeth Diller and her team at DS+R, High Line Hotel/Tyler and Rebecca Morse, Julia Gruen and the Keith Haring Foundation, Jacqueline Bolier, Cristina Pato, Heather Watts, Tracy Straus, and all the teachers, principals and staff who helped make this adventure happen.