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New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture

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Art school based on atelier model

Place Details

Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Greenwich Village
Institution, Arts and Entertainment, Education

Place Matters Profile

By David Penaherrera

In 1929, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Juliana Force established the Whitney Museum of American Art in eight contiguous buildings (former townhouses and stables) on West 8th Street. Today, the New York Studio School is educating and forming new artists under the same extensive roof that once housed the first Whitney Museum. Offering programs in a variety of media, from drawing to sculpture, the school is one of the United States premier fine arts graduate schools.

The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture is located at 8 West 8th Street, in Greenwich Village, New York City. Greenwich Village is an important landmark on the map of American bohemian culture. The neighborhood is known for hosting artistic and avant-garde residents, and for the alternative culture they propagated. Due in part to the progressive attitudes of many of its residents, the Village has traditionally been an incubator...

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Nominations

David Penaherrera, Nominated through Dr. Marta Gutmans Gender and Architecture Class, Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, 2013


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