The Art Students League of New York, one of America’s premier art schools, will be hosting their annual Instructors’ Exhibition from Friday, September 8th through Thursday, September 28th at the League’s Phyllis Harriman Gallery.
The Art Students League of New York was founded in 1875 by artists, for artists, to provide affordable studio-based art education of the highest quality. Great artists have trained, taught, and exhibited at the League throughout its rich history. Classes, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and professional development programs continue the League’s legacy of supporting students who intend to make art a profession, and cultivating a spirit of community among artists. Among its prominent instructors and students, the League counts Thomas Eakins, Frederic Remington and Reginald Marsh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Jacob Lawrence, Louise Nevelson, and Ai Weiwei, among many others. Today, thousands of students each year study drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media at the League. www.theartstudentsleague.org
All Art Students League instructors are internationally recognized professional artists and experienced teachers. Featured instructors this year include American satirical artist Robert Cenedella, who is a native New Yorker. In the last 30 years, Cenedella has amassed considerable international praise, as well as inclusion in numerous public and private collections. His commissions include works for Bacardi International and ABSOLUT Vodka, a theater piece for actor Tony Randall, and two murals of historical significance for Le Cirque 2000 restaurants in New York and Mexico City. Cenedella was the subject of the award-winning 2016 documentary Art Bastard, which tells the story of his life and work. Cenedella currently teaches three classes at the League. www.rcenedellagallery.com
The Instructors’ Exhibition is open to the public. All artwork being exhibited is for sale. A closing reception will be held on Thursday, September 28th from 5:30pm-7:30pm, and you can RSVP HERE.
The Art Students League of New York is located at 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019. Gallery hours are as follows:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Gallery hours are subject to change without notice due to special events and meetings.
Please call 212-247-4510, ext. 101, to confirm that the gallery is open.