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The New York Studio School is committed to creating dialogue and growing community by providing a unique educational experience and a range of public programs.

For over 50 years, the NYSS Evening Lecture Series has been a unique force within the New York art world. A core part of the innovative curriculum, the series features artists, historians, critics, curators and scholars who carry on the School’s noted tradition of informed debate. The lectures begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and are free and open to the public.

The NYSS Gallery offers a full program of exhibitions twelve months a year and free and open to the public seven days a week from 10 am–6 pm. Presentations range from historic surveys, to overviews of specific mediums, to group and solo exhibitions and retrospective surveys. In addition to the Main Gallery, the DUMBO Sculpture Studio and Gallery hosts openings in conjunction with DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk.

NYSS Evening & Saturday Classes in Drawing, Painting and Sculpture are offered during the regular semesters and during the Summer Session. These classes serve as electives for full-time enrolled students and are also open to members of the public.

The Library supports the School’s programs by providing materials and information to students, faculty and visitors by appointment. Holdings include monographs on artists, art historical texts, art periodicals, and exhibition catalogs, as well as an extensive lecture archive.

For more information about NYSS public programing, visit or email

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