Art Students League Facilities and Resources

The Art Students League of New York's main campus, an 1892 landmark building, is situated in the heart of Manhattan on West 57th Street, minutes from Central Park, Museum Mile and the 57th Street gallery district.

The League's 15-acre Vytlacil Campus in an idyllic Hudson River Valley setting, just a half-hour drive from New York City, offers a landscape that lends itself to the study and advancement of the visual arts inspired by the connection between nature and humanity. Residencies, workshops and courses from painting to large-scale sculpture are offered.

The following is some basic information about the resources available at each facility. If you'd like to find out more, please contact us.
The Art Students League's archives include material spanning from its inception  in 1875 to the present. We welcome formal inquires on the League's history in writing. Please submit a request to the archivist by post, fax: 212- 541-7024 or e-mail:

The League maintains a store in the school that serves the needs of the students, concentrating on art supplies and materials recommended by the instructors. Items are very competitively priced.
Store Hours:
Mon - Fri:  8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Art Students League presents in its Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery on the second-floor, a lively series of exhibitions,with works from the League's Permanent Collection, works by prominent artists, including League instructors, and grant winners. The Student Concours, which is a series of exhibits of the work of all the classes, occupies the gallery from January through May, with each exhibition running for one week.
The gallery also hosts annual exhibitions of work by students who are awarded travel grants and merit scholarships. In addition, special loan exhibitions feature work by notable League alumni and on themes of interest to the students. Recent exhibitions have presented works by Al Hirschfeld, Maya Lin, Gary Hill, Philip Pearlstein, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Tony Oursler and Will Cotton.
Gallery Hours:          
Mon - Fri:  9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Sundays, January through May
The League offers to its students the use of a library containing a collection of art books, art magazines and portfolios of reproductions of the works of the masters. The ASL Library now subscribes to the Foundation Center's powerful Grants to Individuals Online Database, which can be accessed only in the Library. For a bibliography of career and professional development books related to art, click here.
Library Hours:
Sunday: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Monday: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 12:45pm - 8:30pm
Thursday: 12:45pm - 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:30pm

The Art Students League has a cafeteria on the third floor. The cafeteria has a history dating back to 1892. Many famous artists drank coffee and held court with students there. Its walls have featured exhibitions of paintings, drawings, and prints by League students. Students from different classes, as well as monitors, models and League staff, exhibit regularly in the cafeteria.
Cafeteria Hours:
Mon - Fri:  8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Lockers are available to registered students for a monthly fee of $12 plus a one-time key deposit of $24. Students must be enrolled in a class in order to maintain a locker. Members may rent lockers in the basement without being enrolled in a class.

In addition to the standard amenities in the sculpture department, the Art Students League also has a kiln. It is available to all registered sculpture students, whose work can be fired for a nominal fee. Firings are done on an average of once every other week. For details, call the main office.

Metal Sculpture
The Art Students League maintains metal sculpture facilities at its 57th Street and Vytlacil campuses. The program includes welding, bronze casting, and the mold-making and finishing processes associated with bronze casting.

Service Department
The Art Students League offers metal fabrication and bronze casting services both at its 57th Street campus and Vytlacil campus. For more information, contact the Vytlacil office at (845) 359-1263 or send an e-mail to

Vytlacil Campus
The League Residency at Vyt

Located 24 miles north of New York City in the beautiful Hudson Valley, The League Residency at Vyt enables residents to craft their own mix of focused work, community with other residents, mentoring from critics, and inspiration from museums and galleries. Residents enjoy 24-hour access to studio spaces while accommodated in Vaclav Vytlacil's former Victorian home, as well as in a fully-accessible residency building with live/work areas. Click here for more information.
Facilities & Events at Vyt
Specialized equipment such as a bronze casting facility, two electric ceramic kilns, forging, and welding are available to residents at Vyt. The kilns are also available to all registered League students, whose work may be fired for a nominal fee and depending on availability. Vytlacil hosts bronze pours for select classes at the League. With events such as an open-air Forging workshop held weekly, monthly Open Studios and specialized workshops like “Abstracting the Landscape” and “The Nude in Nature,” Vytlacil lends itself to the study and advancement of the visual arts inspired by the connection between nature and culture. Join Vyt’s mailing list or connect with Vyt on facebook to get all the latest news.

Library & Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery at Vyt
The League Residency at Vyt offers an extensive, non-circulating art library for residents. The exhibition space in the Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery focuses on showing solo exhibitions of the League’s extraordinary faculty.
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