Community Engagement

Children's art exhibited the UBS Art Gallery, located in the lobby of its building at 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York City - Photography by Jeffrey Sturges

My MAP. My Story.

UBS is pleased to present a selection of children's art made in response to the exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, the first exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.

UBS recognizes the critical importance of quality education, and has focused its charitable programs on organizations that provide under-resourced, high potential individuals with access, advice and education. This exhibition features works by students from after-school programs at The Children’s Aid Society, Harlem Children’s Zone, Good Shepherd Services, The Child Center of New York and the YMCA of Greater New York. The students participated in tours of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, led by gallery educators from the Museum’s Sackler Center for Arts Education. There, they learned about the various works and explored themes including identity, home, narrative, and symbols. It was a great opportunity for the students to engage in active learning using critical thinking skills. Following their visit to the museum, the groups participated in workshops developed by art teachers at each organization, where they created the unique, thoughtful and personal artworks on display here.

Good Shepherd Services

Good Shepherd Services is a leading youth/family development and educational support organization that provides over 80 programs to more than 27,000 participants each year. Focusing on high-poverty communities in Brooklyn and the Bronx, they provide a broad array of individual, family, and school-based services to prevent youth from becoming disconnected from family, school, and society.

Harlem Children's Zone

Founded in 1970, the Harlem Children’s Zone is a community-based organization committed to the educational success, well-being, and healthy development of the children and youth of Central Harlem. The mission of HCZ is to break the cycle of poverty and provide children and youth with the most effective support and services at no cost, so they may grow to become productive adults and have the opportunities to follow their dreams.

The Child Center of NY

The Child Center of NY was founded in 1953 by a group of parents who wanted their children to have access to high quality counseling. Today, The Child Center is a multiservice agency touching 18,000 lives each year at 70 clinic, school, and community locations—especially in highly stressed neighborhoods where children need us most. The Child Center’s mission is to help at-risk children and youth succeed in life.

The Children's Aid Society

Since 1853, The Children’s Aid Society has helped children in poverty succeed and thrive by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted, high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Each year, Children’s Aid touches the lives of tens of thousands of low income, minority and immigrant children and families across underserved communities in Harlem, Washington Heights, the South Bronx and northern Staten Island.

YMCA of Greater New York

The YMCA of Greater New York is a community service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth. At the YMCA, strengthening community is the cause. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive.