Fall and Spring Evening Lecture Series

Tuesday, February 8th at 6:30 PM

Vito Acconci

From Words Through Action to Architecture

Artist, designer and architect, whose practice since the '60's has incorporated poetry, performance, clothing, buildings and landscape. Founder since the late 80's of Acconci ... more

Tuesday, February 15th at 6:30 PM

Lois Dodd

Work, Film and Questions

Painter. Currently represented by Alexandre Gallery, NY. Work exhibited throughout the States in over sixty solo shows since 1954, at galleries including Tanager Gallery, ... more

Tuesday, February 22nd at 6:30 PM

Diana Al Hadid

On her Work

Brooklyn-based artist, represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery. Solo shows include exhibitions at UCLA Hammer Museum; La Conserva Contemporary Art Center, Murcia, Spain (upcoming) and ... more

Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30 PM

Tony Gant

On his Work: Negotiating Boundaries

Artist. Recent site-specific installations include "Tropic of Capricorn", Benton Street Gallery, IA; "Circle", Cortijo de Rafajeros, Sierra Cabrera, Mojacar, Spain and "Satellite Site", Chautauqua ... more

Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30 PM

Judy Rifka, Paul Resika, Ro Lohin and Eyal Danieli

Esteban Vicente: The Palette and the Picture

Judy Rifka: Moderator. New York-based artist. Exhibitions include Tony Shafrazi Gallery; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Documenta 7, Kassel ; and Whitney Biennials ... more

Tuesday, March 15th at 6:30 PM

Carroll Dunham

On his Recent Work

New York-based painter. Solo shows include exhibitions at Gladstone Gallery, NY; Alte Gerhardsen, Berlin; White Cube, London; Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, and a retrospective ... more

Tuesday, March 29th at 6:30 PM

Alexi Worth in Conversation with Inka Essenhigh

Alexi Worth: Brooklyn-based painter, represented by DC Moore Gallery, NY. Recent solo shows include Eye to Eye and Couples at DC Moore. Contributor to ... more

Wednesday, February 9th 6:30 PM

James C. Y. Watt

Space and Form in Chinese Art

Brooke Russell Astor Chairman of the Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Curator of the recent exhibition "The World of ... more

Wednesday, February 16th 6:30 PM

Dore Ashton in Conversation with Joe Fyfe

Dore Ashton: Writer and critic. Author of over thirtybooks, including "A fable of Modern Art". "Noguchi East and West", "About Rothko", "Yes, But: A ... more

Wednesday, February 23rd 6:30 PM

Robert C. Morgan

Connoisseurship in the Era of Globalization

International critic, artist, editor, and writer, Professor Morgan was the first recipient of the Arcale award in international art crticism from Salamanca in 1999. ... more

Wednesday, March 2nd 6:30 PM

Kenneth E. Silver

Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy and Germany 1918-1936

Art Historian. Curator of "Chaos and Classicism" at the Guggenheim Museum, named best art exhibition of 2010 by New York Magazine. Other award-winning exhibitions ... more

Wednesday, March 9th 6:30 PM

Michael Taylor

Arshile Gorky and Abstract Expressionism: A Contested History

Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Recent Exhibitions include "Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris" (2010); ... more

Wednesday, March 16th 6:30 PM

Karen Wilkin

Not Reinventing the Wheel: Modernist Masters and the Past

Independent curator and critic, specializing in 20th century modernism. Curator of numerous exhibitions internationally, and author of monographs on Stuart Davis. David Smith, Anthony ... more

Wednesday, March 30th 6:30 PM

John Elderfield

De Kooning

Independent Curator and Art Historian, and Chief Curator Emeritus of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, NY, where he directed more ... more

Lectures /

Evening Lecture Series

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The New York Studio School's celebrated Evening Lecture Series has served as a vital forum for New York City's arts community for over 35 years. Free and open to the public, the series features talks by both established and emerging artists, critics and scholars and addresses critical issues in the visual arts. Tuesday evenings normally feature artists speaking on their work or on related issues, Wednesdays showcase historians, writers and critics presenting on a range of art-realted topics.


The Evening Lecture Series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and by a grant from the Cultural Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The series is also supported through the generosity of the Charles Engelhard Foundation and the Leon Lowenstain Foundation. The New York Studio School would like to thank all of its supporters.