When Ai Weiwei enrolled at the Art Students League from 1983 to 1986, he encountered a multi-generational community of dedicated teachers and students, deeply rooted in the mid-twentieth century avant-garde.
The Instructors Exhibition, the Art Students League's inaugural show every season, reveals the array of media, styles, and aesthetic viewpoints available for study—not to mention some exceptional art.
The Technical Instructors Exhibition 2014 is on view in the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery through August 16, 2014.
Six graduates of the Art Students League's Certificate Program for 2014 are exhibiting work in The Final Project.
Each May, over the course of one week, the Art Students League conducts a competition for grants and scholarships judged by invited professionals from New York City’s arts community—artists, gallerists, academics, and critics.