Hall of Fame Gala
OCtober 4, 2012

Join us Thursday evening, October 4, 2012 at The Metropolitan Club in Manhattan for The Art Students League of New York Hall of Fame Gala,
the League's first gala event in 25 years.

The gala is a celebration of the great names in American art who have studied and taught at the League—from Georgia O’Keeffe and Norman
Rockwell, through Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, to James Rosenquist and Ai Weiwei—and the emerging League artists of today.

The Gala will feature music by the Florian Hoefner Quartet.

The Gala begins at 6:30 pm with dinner at 8:00 pm. Tickets start at $500 per person. They can be purchased online through NYCharities. You can also call 212-247-4510, ext. 103, or e-mail

Honorary Chairs for the gala include Will Barnet, recent National Medal of Art Winner; Lee Bontecou; Louise Hirschfeld Cullman and Lewis B. Cullman; Audrey Flack; Robert Osborne; Tom Otterness; James Rosenquist; and Jac Venza.

All ticket holders for the Gala are also invited to a VIP reception for the Celebrating the Line exhibition (below).

The Gala is sponsored in part by Jack Richeson & Co, Inc.: "two great traditions in art working together"


Celebrating the Line: Outstanding Illustrators, Designers and Cartoonists
Affiliated with The Art Students League of New York

October 10–November 7, 2012

Private Reception: Tues. October 9, 6–8 pm
(for Gala attendees and Friends at the Supporter Level and above)

Curated by Pamela N. Koob
At the League’s Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery
215 West 57th Street

Curator Pamela N. Koob describes the exhibition:

Some of the most popular images in American visual culture made their debuts not in museums or galleries but in book and magazine illustrations, posters, cartoons and comic strips. Creators of these icons – from the Gibson Girl to The Spirit – established an enduring legacy that continues to inspire artists. For the first time in its long history, the Art Students League of New York will celebrate the many talents who taught or studied there and went on to make significant contributions to this heritage. An exhibit of original work in the fall of 2012 will showcase the achievements of such artists as Norman Rockwell, James Montgomery Flagg, Rockwell Kent, Al Hirschfeld,  and Will Eisner.

Everett Raymond Kinstler, Untitled [Detective/Girl/Gun], c. 1958, oil, 24 x 20 in.


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