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Held at the School’s National Historic Landmark building, the Evening Lecture Series offers a platform for diverse perspectives and spirited conversation between artists, scholars, students and the general public on contemporary art and art history subjects alike.

For over 50 years, the NYSS Evening Lecture Series has been a unique force within the NYC arts community, providing a one of a kind educational experience for all in attendance, stimulating the intellectual life of the city. Beginning at 6:30pm, Tuesday evenings feature artists speaking about their work; on Wednesdays, historians, critics, curators and scholars present on a wide array of visual arts subjects. The Series provides an inclusive, thought-provoking platform for the NYC arts community to learn, exchange ideas, thoughts and perspectives on the visual arts, at no charge—offering a live form of art education with engaging speakers and imaginative content. A core part of our innovative curriculum, the series offers NYSS students an incomparable real-world compliment to studio and classroom studies, while furthering the School’s noted tradition of live presentation and informed debate.


Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating may be limited. For inquiries about accessibility, please contact Leeanne Maxey at lmaxey@nyss.org.

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