Milton J. Weill Art Gallery

Gallery Information

The Milton J. Weill Art Gallery is open to patrons of Kaufmann Concert Hall during regularly scheduled events. In addition, special viewing hours can be arranged.

To schedule an appointment, please call 212.415.5562.

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Upcoming Exhibition

92Y Annual Children's and Teen Art Exhibition

April 26 - May 10

Opening Reception: Wed, Apr 26, 5-6:45 pm

92nd Street Y is devoted to children, their families, their growth and their infectious spirit of adventure and experimentation. This is particularly evident between the hours of 4 to 6 in the afternoon on weekdays and throughout the weekend, when the Art Center welcomes some 400 children into its studios. Here, in a variety of age-appropriate courses, under the direction of teaching artists, they study drawing, color theory, ceramics, jewelry making and metalsmithing, painting, sculpture, robotics and architecture.

The Art Center is one component of 92Y’s School of the Arts, which offers learning opportunities for young artists of every age and at every stage of artistic growth. With an outstanding children’s faculty of professional artists, dancers and musicians, and more than 400 courses annually in the visual arts, dance and music, as well as private instruction in piano, voice and all orchestral instruments for children and teens — the School of the Arts provides an ideal laboratory for learning in the arts. Small class sizes allow instructors to provide individualized, age-appropriate instruction at all stages of artistic development. Ours is a place where the youngest children can experiment with the materials of art, while serious students can refine their skills with formal training at the highest level.

92nd Street Y takes great pride in not turning away anyone because of financial need, so scholarships are readily available for children who would like to study art but whose families do not have the financial means to enroll in our after-school programs. In addition, the Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts, generously supported by Daphne Recanati Kaplan and Thomas S. Kaplan, provides merit scholarships and end-of-the-year awards for children and teens of exceptional talent and commitment to study dance, music and the visual arts at 92nd Street Y. In years past, and again this year, Recanati-Kaplan scholars working in the visual arts have been accepted into a variety of schools, colleges and universities known for their commitment to the arts and intellectual rigor, including LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, the School of Visual Arts, Parsons the New School of Design, the Cooper Union, Northwestern University, Rhode Island School of Design, Reed College, Tufts University and Harvard University.

The children’s and teen exhibition is generously supported by Gilda and Henry Block.

Allison Valchuis
Director, 92Y Art Center

Current Exhibition

The 2017 Harkness Dance Festival Exhibition
Athletes of God: Kyle Froman’s Dance Photography

Photographs by former New York City Ballet dancer-turned-photographer, Kyle Froman

February 28 - April 24

Opening Reception: Tue, Mar 28, 5-6:30 pm

Since 1935, 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center has been a historic home of modern dance, nurturing the talents of such pioneers as Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Merce Cunningham. In the tradition of these trailblazers, we pride ourselves on carrying forward the art of dance in our educational and performance programs.

Each year we present the Harkness Dance Festival — five weeks of performances with today’s innovators and history makers of modern dance. The 2017 Festival, Then, Now + Next, features a varied spectrum of work, from revivals of classics to world premieres, and reflects the reputation of 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center as the place not only where modern dance was born … but where it’s all heading.

We’re so pleased to present Kyle Froman’s stunning images as part of the festival this year. His photography, born from his firsthand experience as a dancer and an artist, captures the artistry and grit of his subjects with a unique, aspirational eye to the dancing body in relationship to space and setting.

Buy tickets for the associated talk following the opening reception.

92Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts

Located in the heart of New York City’s Upper East Side, 92Y’s Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts is internationally recognized for the quality and scope of its adult and childhood arts education programs. Regarded as one of the country’s top community-based art centers, the 92nd Street Y Gilda and Henry Block School of the Arts comprises the School of Music, the Harkness Dance Center and the Art Center, which includes the Ceramics Center, the Jewelry Center and Fine Art & Design. We offer more than 400 classes a semester for all ages and all levels of expertise — from preschool to high school, from enthusiastic amateurs and emerging professionals to senior adults — all taught by a faculty of working professional artists.


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