A League of Nations explores the Art Students League as a creative nexus for artists from around the world since 1875. This thematic group exhibition features over 25 artists born outside of the United States who found themselves at the League as either students or instructors during some portion of their career. Whether it was decades of study or a single month-long class, their engagement with the League has impacted their artistic practice. In turn, they are part of the richly diverse fabric that makes up the League to this day.
Founded by artists and for artists, the League has been instrumental in shaping America’s legacy of visual art, with some of the most influential artists in American history studying and teaching at the League throughout their careers. For nearly 150 years, the League has offered affordable and accessible classes and workshops, where aspiring artists study and train with renowned instructors.
Pacita Abad, Ai WeiWei, Louise Bourgeois, Jose de Creeft, Mariano Del Rosario, Billy Gerard Frank, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Chaim Gross, George Grosz, Carmen Herrera, Zhang Hongtu, Serge Hollerbach, Morris Kantor, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Louis Lozowick, Marisol, Knox Martin, Jan Matulka, Kazuko Miyamoto, Seong Moy, Krishna Reddy, Kikuo Saito, Raphael Soyer, Joseph Stella, Val Telberg, Solange Umutomi, Sue Williamson
This exhibition is curated by Ksenia Nouril, PhD, Gallery Director and Curator with Esther Moerdler, Curatorial Assistant.
Opening Reception: A League of Nations
Thursday, October 26
Join us for the opening of our fall curated exhibition, A League of Nations. This thematic group exhibition explores the Art Students League as a creative nexus for artists from around the world since 1875.
Panel Discussion: A League of Nations
Thursday, November 16
This panel discussion will feature artists and thinkers associated with the exhibition, including artist and League instructor Bruce Dorfman, South African multi-media artist Sue Williamson, and Professor of Art History and Gallery Director at New Jersey City University Dr. Midori Yoshimoto.
Curatorial Walkthrough: A League of Nations
Tuesday, November 28
This tour will be hosted by the League’s Gallery Director and Curator Ksenia Nouril, PhD. It will honor the League as a crossroads for artists from around the world by highlighting the myriad of artistic journeys that have led artists to and through the League.
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm