1. Chalk art is one of our favorite signs of summer. 92Y took over nearly the entire block at 91 St and Fifth Ave during yesterday’s Museum Mile Festival with colored chalk. Here’s our fabulous art teacher Lena Chandhok making our mark. It was so fun seeing everyone who came out yesterday to support New York’s great museums and the arts!
Want to take a class with Lena? Find out more and sign up here!

    Chalk art is one of our favorite signs of summer. 92Y took over nearly the entire block at 91 St and Fifth Ave during yesterday’s Museum Mile Festival with colored chalk. Here’s our fabulous art teacher Lena Chandhok making our mark. It was so fun seeing everyone who came out yesterday to support New York’s great museums and the arts!

    Want to take a class with Lena? Find out more and sign up here!

  2. Seen on the Lower East Side, soon to be seen on the Upper East Side. One way or another, Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein will be on our stage on May 28. With Rolling Stone’s Anthony DeCurtis, the music legends will be discussing their rock ‘n’ roll history, 40 years in the business, and new double CD package Blondie 4(0) Ever. Also, anyone know the artist who created this? We’d love to give them free tickets to the event. Tweet us @92Y if you know!

    Seen on the Lower East Side, soon to be seen on the Upper East Side. One way or another, Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein will be on our stage on May 28. With Rolling Stone’s Anthony DeCurtis, the music legends will be discussing their rock ‘n’ roll history, 40 years in the business, and new double CD package Blondie 4(0) Ever. Also, anyone know the artist who created this? We’d love to give them free tickets to the event. Tweet us @92Y if you know!

  3. We love the Google Doodles that replace Google’s main logo to commemorate holidays and special events. So we’re super excited that Audrey Zhang, an 11-year-old Art Center student in our Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts, is a finalist in the Doodle 4 Google competition! Google challenged young artists to draw a Google Doodle featuring their invention to make the world a better place, whittling the entries down to one finalist per state. Audrey is the finalist from New York!Vote for Audrey’s Google Doodle here, from now through May 9!
Here’s what Audrey has to say about her design:

“To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life.”

Interested in Art Center Children’s or Teen classes? Click here to learn more. Summer intensives and fall after-school classes are on sale now.

    We love the Google Doodles that replace Google’s main logo to commemorate holidays and special events. So we’re super excited that Audrey Zhang, an 11-year-old Art Center student in our Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts, is a finalist in the Doodle 4 Google competition! Google challenged young artists to draw a Google Doodle featuring their invention to make the world a better place, whittling the entries down to one finalist per state. Audrey is the finalist from New York!

    Vote for Audrey’s Google Doodle here, from now through May 9!

    Here’s what Audrey has to say about her design:

    “To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life.”

    Interested in Art Center Children’s or Teen classes? Click here to learn more. Summer intensives and fall after-school classes are on sale now.

  4. Instructor Spotlight: Wennie Huang

    Wennie Huang has been helping students put brush strokes on canvas for nine years at 92Y School of the Arts. Teaching the art of painting through watercolor, pastel and sketching, Huang says the skill is anything but paint by numbers. “It’s kind of like life—if you’re truly painting, then the sensation is akin to living on the edge, where at any time, you are between total loss and utter bliss.” Her students, however, have not been daunted by the art’s complexity and keep coming back. “I love my students and have learned so much from them over the years.” Huang, whose work has been featured at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Chicago Cultural Center, says she identifies with the values at 92Y. “It is a great feeling to be teaching here where my experience and skills are valued and supported within a nurturing community that encourages life-long learning through the arts.”

    Want to take a class with Wennie? Check out her course offerings here.

  5. Even art is feeling the love today! Happy Valentine’s Day! #ArtMatters #92YSOA

    Even art is feeling the love today! Happy Valentine’s Day! #ArtMatters #92YSOA

  6. Today’s #TuesdayTip comes to us from Amy Rinaldi, who will be teaching Mono-Printing at 92Y this March. But you don’t need to wait for the class to get started—download [PDF] this step-by-step to give your skills a test run!

    Today’s #TuesdayTip comes to us from Amy Rinaldi, who will be teaching Mono-Printing at 92Y this March. But you don’t need to wait for the class to get started—download [PDF] this step-by-step to give your skills a test run!

  7. #TuesdayTip from 92Y School of the Arts: Traveling with Watercolors by Melanie Kozol, MFA and 92Y Art Center Instructor

    Keep it light, make it small!

    Painting and travel are not mutually exclusive! When I travel and hike in the woods, I always take my watercolors and sketching material. Just keep it light, and make it small. Wondering what to bring? I suggest carrying a knapsack or small bag with a camera and these essential (light!) supplies:

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  8. Marina Abramović talks with Sir Norman Rosenthal at 92Y on Jun 26, 2013.

    Would you describe yourself as a political artist?

    "No, I don’t want to be in any category. I’m not political artist. I’m not a social artist. I’m not this, I’m not that. You know, the art has to have complexity and have many, many layers at the same time. Otherwise there will be just one. If it’s political, it’s like old newspaper; you read today and tomorrow it’s old." 

    Skip to the 2:09 mark to watch Marina tell you how to drink a glass of water. Watch the full one hour and 24 minute talk, on our YouTube

  9. It’s all about energy. And energy is invisible. You can’t hang it on a wall. You have to feel it. — Marina Abramović at 92Y

    — http://www.92y.org/livecast

  10. Livestream of Marina Abramović in conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal at 92Y staring now. Watch here!

    Livestream of Marina Abramović in conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal at 92Y staring now. Watch here!