Past Event

Free Arts Day with Rob Pruitt

The Brant Foundation September 26th, 2015

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce Free Arts Day with Rob Pruitt, the second annual Free Arts Day at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center in Greenwich, CT.

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, children from New York’s Department of Homeless Services will travel to Greenwich, CT for a Free Arts Day with Rob Pruitt, hosted by The Brant Foundation and supported by Tory Burch. The program is part of Free Art NYC’s Free Art Days initiative to combat the negative effects of poverty through the positive effects of arts education and mentoring. As studies continuously reveal, children involved in the arts are more likely to attend college, retain employment, and maintain meaningful personal relationships.

Come the 26th, 100 children ages 6-13 will depart New York City shelters and travel to Connecticut. Upon arrival at The Brant Foundation, children will be greeted by artist Rob Pruitt whose exhibition Rob Pruitt 50th Birthday Bash is currently on view. Each child will be paired with an adult mentor, and together will take intimate tours of the exhibition and partake in various art-making activities inspired by Rob Pruitt’s colorful and dynamic oeuvre. Planned activities include creating glitter pandas inspired by Pruitt’s iconic Panda series, splatter painting Marilyn Monroe posters in the vein of his Ikea projects, and creating their own version of his Smiley Face paintings on Free Arts tote bags.

The Brant Foundation is delighted to once again host this Free Arts Day after the success of their Dan Colen inspired day last fall. They are honored to continue their partnership with Free Arts NYC – an organization that shares their same belief in the power of the arts to affect positive change. Tory Burch is proud to support the missions of both Free Arts NYC and The Brant Foundation. This will be the second time the company has participated in a Free Arts NYC event; they previously hosted a special Winter Wonderland edition of Free Arts Day at their Manhattan headquarters.

Learn More:

Free Arts NYC

Visit Our Free Arts NYC Program Page

Visit Rob Pruitt’s 50th Birthday Bash Exhibition Page


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Free Arts Day with Rob Pruitt

MUSIC: Helios Group

  • Rob Pruitt
  • Rob Pruitt
  • Robb Prouitt
  • Robb Prouitt, Allison Brant, Liz Hopfan
  • Robb Prouitt, Allison Brant, Liz Hopfan
  • Robb Prouitt, Allison Brant, Liz Hopfan

I love the energy of the kids and I love giving them a tour of the show. I love that they ask very complicated questions that actually get me to think.

– Rob Pruitt