The Art Students League of New York Launches Digital Initiatives Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Cultural Institution Continues to Bring High-Quality Art Education and Public Programming Virtually


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Today, The Art Students League announces its digital programming initiatives. The historic cultural institution continues to bring the highest quality art education and public programming to its largest audiences via the digital landscape. The following initiatives aim to educate, engage and promote art and support artists throughout this time in history.

The League will launch online studio classes in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more information.

Student Concours Exhibitions Go Virtual (March - June 2020)

The League announces the Virtual Concours Exhibition Season hosted by the online journal LINEA. These exhibits showcase the work of students in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media.

“These rotating exhibitions will serve not only to inspire and impress digital visitors, they will connect League artists to the general public, premier galleries and collectors around the world and those at home with artistry they might not otherwise discover” says Michael Rips, Executive Director of The Art Students League of New York.

Instructors will curate the digital galleries and “red dots” will be awarded to the work deemed best in each class. Several works are available for purchase and all proceeds go directly to the artist.

View the Student Concours Exhibitions here:

Learn Art LIVE

On Thursday, April 2nd and Thursday, April 9th League instructor Amy Digi will teach free painting lessons via a live stream on the League’s Facebook Page. Classes start at 2pm ET and classes are aimed at children - teens.

Tune in to the next class here:

Moves Spring Public Programming Season Online

The Art Students League is bringing free content to all and offering a helping hand to cultural organizations in need. Lectures, discussions, and presentations that were previously held at the League will be streamed online in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information.

“As we are facing unprecedented disruption in our daily lives, The League is prioritizing the delivery of the highest-quality public programming to our existing audiences and new friends tuning in from home,” says Genevieve Martin Director of External Affairs.

The League x The Morgan Library & Museum Offer Portrait-Making Competition

The Morgan has teamed up with The Art Students League of New York for a portrait-making competition. To enter, create and share a self-portrait or portrait of a friend, companion, significant other, or roommate on Instagram, tag @themorganlibrary

and @aslnyc, and use the hashtag #MorganPortraits. All portrait submissions must be posted on Instagram by 12 PM EST April 16, 2020

Winning submissions will be selected by an expert panel of Morgan curators and Art Students League Executive Director Michael Rips. Winning works will be shared on the League’s social media channels.

The League will be posting live self-portrait art classes by League instructor Jason Yarmosky on their social channels in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more information.

ASL Public Call for Art Submissions: Living Under the Pandemic Moon

Days of Our Lives Under the Pandemic Moon is a multi-part virtual exhibition organized by renowned artist and League instructor Hugo Bastidas (b. 1955) inviting artists in the community to reflect and respond to the current global health crisis.

Bastidas’ paintings frequently reference architecture, water, vegetation, and art history, and reflect his concern about the human condition, globalization, and their effect on the Earth's well-being. All works will be shared in a virtual gallery on LINEA.

Submit your work here (starting March 30th):

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