Grand Center Arts Academy

Public Charter School

Grand Center Arts Academy is a public charter school with an emphasis on visual and performing arts, leadership, and academic success. During Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works in 2013, the Academy collaborated with the Pulitzer and the Anti-Defamation League to use color and color theory as pathways to talking about bias. Middle school students visited the exhibition and engaged in a series of discussions about bias and bullying, from which they created works of art based on their personal experiences. The Pulitzer also commissioned the Academy's high school dance ensemble to perform a site-specific piece at the opening of PXSTL in 2014; the dance featured LED-lit costumes that a student designed and made in the Academy's Makerspace Studio, which bridges science, technology, and art.