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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.

All Fall 2021 Lectures will be streamed online via Zoom and YouTube Live – no in-person lectures will be held at the Studio School.

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.

The NYSS Evening Lecture Series is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is generously provided by the Joan Hohlt and J. Roger Wich Foundation, the Robert Lehman Foundation, and many individual contributors. NYSS is deeply grateful for the support of its programs.

View past lectures on our YouTube Channel.

NYSS YouTube

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

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