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MFA Open Studios 2017

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MFA Open Studios 2017

Tour Artist Studios. Meet Faculty and Students. Discover the Academy.

2017 Westminster Kennel Club Artwork Competition

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2017 Westminster Kennel Club Artwork Competition

The Westminster Kennel Club Artwork Competition is a skills contest in which entrants submit artwork for use and inclusion in the promotional materials for the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Annual Dog Show. Coordinated by the New York Academy of Art and the Westminster Kennel Club the competition is open to Academy MFA students and alumni, and current continuing education students…. Read More

Eye to Eye

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Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye was developed by collector Laura Skoler and Dean Peter Drake. Skoler, a longtime patron of emerging artists, is a founding member of the New Museum and the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Foundation in Paris. For Eye to Eye, Skoler selected works by a diverse group of second-year MFA students at the Academy, and invited each student to… Read More

Piss and Vinegar

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Piss and Vinegar

  Curated by Peter Drake, Dean of the Academy, and gallerist George Adams, Piss and Vinegar unites two generations of provocateurs: five men who came of age in the 1960s and five contemporary female artists. Robert Arneson, Robert Colescott, R. Crumb, Peter Saul, and Robert Williams, whose satirical, sarcastic prints and paintings demonstrate influences from psychedelia to MAD Magazine, will… Read More

Right Left Brain

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Right  Left Brain

The New York Academy of Art has a talented staff. Balancing a day job and a studio practice is not easy and yet the Academy’s staff (from the art handlers to the President) do just this. What a positive life lesson for emerging artists and students to learn. Right Left Brain lets the public see the creative talent of the… Read More

Visual Art and Humor: A Discussion

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Visual Art and Humor: A Discussion

What makes a picture funny? Can satire happen without words? Ken Johnson, former art critic for The New York Times, and Robert Mankoff, cartoons editor of The New Yorker, hold an freewheeling discussion on visual art and humor. Ken Johnson grew up in Maine and graduated from Brown University in 1976 with a B.A. in art. He earned a masters… Read More

Piss and Vinegar: Artists Panel

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Piss and Vinegar: Artists Panel

Panel discussion about the exhibition Piss and Vinegar: Two Generations of Provocateurs moderated by Ken Johnson and featuring artists Natalie Frank, Hilary Harkness, and Peter Saul.

Legal Matters: Matthew Deleget in conversation with Franklin Boyd

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Legal Matters: Matthew Deleget in conversation with Franklin Boyd

Matthew Deleget is an artist, curator, and arts worker. Matthew has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. His work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial by Michelle Grabner at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His additional museum exhibitions include MoMA/P.S.1 (Long Island City,… Read More

Navigating Social Media: Sharon Louden in conversation with Kimberly Drew

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Navigating Social Media: Sharon Louden in conversation with Kimberly Drew

Kimberly Drew (@museummammy) received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History and African-American Studies, with a concentration in Museum Studies. An avid lover of black culture and art, Drew first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her time at the Studio Museum inspired her to start the Tumblr blog… Read More