Permanent Collection

Explore The Legacy

The Art Students League of New York is home to a permanent collection that traces the history of American art since the League’s founding in 1875. Featuring more than 2,000 outstanding works by instructors and alumni of the League, the collection includes some of the most important names in American art—from Norman Rockwell, Charles Alston, and Alexander Calder to Georgia O’Keeffe, Peggy Bacon, and Milton Avery.

The League continues to collect artwork by League artists in every medium, from painting and drawing to sculpture and mixed media.

a painting of a person
Dorothy Dehner, Portrait of Wilhelmina Weber Furlong (detail), 1931. Oil on canvas, 28 x 22 in.