Free and open to the public, the League's Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery presents a broad range of exhibitions, lectures, and other programming attended by 30,000 people each year. The Gallery regularly exhibits the work of current students and instructors, as well as work that explores the League’s history and other issues in contemporary art.
For a complete schedule of upcoming monthly events, please see the printable calendar at the top of this page.
Events take place at the League (215 West 57th Street between Seventh Ave. and Broadway) unless otherwise noted.
Follow the links below to learn more:
Peter Ruta Retrospective 1940 – 2015
On view in the office, lobby & café
Grant Winners Exhibition
October 22–November 8
Society of American Graphic Artists Centennial Exhibition
November 13–December 1
Merit Scholarship Exhibition
September 29, 6:30–8:00pm
In conjunction with the exhibition The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld at the New-York Historical Society
Join us for a special evening in which fellow artists —some who knew Hirschfeld and others that were influenced by him—gather to talk about his unique style of drawing. Moderated by David Leopold, author of The Hirschfeld Century (Knopf, 2015) and curator of the companion exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, Bill Jacklin, Stephen Kroninger, Ken Fallin, and Drew Friedman discuss what they see in Hirschfeld’s art, its history, and why it is still enchanting audiences.
September 29, 12:30–1:30pm
A film screening of The Line King directed by Susan Dryfoos
Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature (1996), The Line King celebrates Hirschfeld’s many years of work for The New York Times, where his drawings were a centerpiece of the Sunday Arts section. The film has appearances by Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Joan Collins, Barbara Walters, Robert Goulet, and many others.
October 27, 6:30–8:00pm
Society of American Graphic Artists Centennial Lecture
Moderated by Ira Goldberg, Executive Director, Art Students League of New York
Panelists David Kiehl (Curator of Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art), Robert Newman (President of The Old Print Shop), Michael DiCerbo (President of SAGA), and Susan Teller (Susan Teller Gallery) will discuss the history of SAGA in relationship to the Art Students League.
November 3, 6:30–8:00pm
Artist Talk with John Sabraw
Artist John Sabraw discusses his work and ongoing partnership with environmental engineers to develop paints with pigments derived from toxic runoff from abandoned coalmines that have decimated rivers and streams. Sabraw is a Professor of Art at Ohio University and Board Advisor at Scribble Art Workshop in New York. His art is in numerous collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, the Elmhurst Museum in Illinois, Emprise Bank, and Accenture Corp. Sabraw is represented in Chicago by Thomas McCormick.