Founded in 1972, Artists Space has successfully contributed to changing the institutional and economic landscape for contemporary art in New York City, lending support to emerging ideas and emerging artists.
Today, Artists Space is a place for discussion and examination that proposes new modes of production, setting new relations into play and shifting its focus away from the presentation of works alone to creating a center for new ideas.
Art educators augment the standard curriculum middle school language arts and history curriculums with a study of fine arts. This program teaches children how to create their own works as well as to appreciate the works of other artists both classical and contemporary. Classes in photography, quilting, bookmaking and portfolio development are offered.