What’s Happening explores the ideas of happenings as early performance art as well as what is happening in the lives of the middle and high school students that are a part of Art in General’s arts-in-education program. Art in General’s Arts in Education Program combines New York City public school curricula with contemporary art practices. Participating teaching artists and classroom teachers collaboratively create lesson plans that enrich current curricula and integrate the concepts and techniques of exhibiting artists at Art in General, as well as the ideas, questions, needs, and experiences of the students served. Throughout the school year young people are exposed to unconventional art practices and given the materials and guidance to make their own original artwork. The program culminates in this annual showcase of student work in Art in General’s galleries.