The Salon

Making/Breaking Traditions: Teachers of Ai Weiwei

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 2014

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.

Technical Instructors Exhibition 2014

The Technical Instructors Exhibition 2014 is on view in the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery through August 16, 2014.

The Final Project

Six graduates of the Art Students League's Certificate Program for 2014 are exhibiting work in The Final Project.

Grant Recipients for 2014

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.

    Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. — Leonardo da Vinci