NYSS requires all persons entering the building (Gallery visitors are exempt) to complete the daily sign-in form: CLICK HERE
NYSS requires all persons entering the building (Gallery visitors are exempt) to complete the daily sign-in form: CLICK HERE
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The Evening Lecture Series offers a platform for diverse perspectives and spirited conversations among artists, scholars, students, and the general public.

For over 50 years, the twice-weekly NYSS Evening Lecture Series has been a unique force within the NYC arts community. The Series—free and open to all—provides an inclusive, thought-provoking platform with engaging speakers and inspiring content. A core part of our innovative curriculum, the lectures offer NYSS students an incomparable real-world complement to studio and classroom studies, while furthering the School’s noted tradition of live presentations and informed debates. Beginning at 6:30 pm, Tuesday evenings feature artists speaking about their work; on Wednesdays, historians, critics, curators, and scholars present on a wide array of visual arts subjects. Every lecture ends with a lively Q&A session, followed by a reception where conversations continue. Programs are held in a hybrid format—in person at 8th Street and livestreamed via Zoom and YouTube Live—with questions fielded from the audience in the lecture hall and from those tuning in remotely. All lectures are recorded and archived in the School’s Library; most are made available for viewing on the School’s YouTube Channel.

RSVPs are not required to attend in person at 8th Street. To register to attend virtually, please sign up via the links below. It is also possible to join a lecture after it has begun by joining the livestream on YouTube. For questions about access and accessibility, please contact Kara Carmack.

The New York Studio School is grateful to the following funders for their generous support of the 2023-24 Evening Lecture Series: the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the Robert Lehman Foundation; the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; and many individual contributors. Your support sustains this vital programming. Please consider making a donation today.

View past lectures on our YouTube Channel:

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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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