Sackler Center for Arts Education - Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212 423 3781
guggenheim.org

The Art Center

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423 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
212 535 1199
theartcenterny.com
Hours:
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The Art Center

The magic of Mark Rosenthal’s instruction is that he knows exactly what children are capable of and how far he should push them with their art. He admitted, “I discovered the exact difficulty of each grade. That’s why this works.” As he showed me around the Art Center, I was continually surprised … read more

YMCA of Greater New York - West Side

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5 West 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023
212 912 2600
ymcanyc.org
Hours:
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YMCA of Greater New York - West Side

The greatest treasures on the side streets often take the form of art studios, theaters, non-profits, innovative exercise spaces, and specialty lodging. I was delighted, therefore, to find all of these facilities inside the West Side YMCA. According to Wyndy Wilder Sloan, the senior director of the Y, … read more

Little Picasso

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Little Picasso

The story of Little Picasso is of a woman who understands priorities. Isabella Grossman, originally from Israel, was a successful fashion designer working in China when she learned that her daughter was pregnant. She decided that she had to be in her granddaughter’s life and chose to move to Manhattan.

Between … read more

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

323 West 39th Street (2nd Floor)
New York, NY 10018
212 563 5855
efanyc.org
Hours:
Tu-F 10am-6pm

Milton Glaser, Inc.

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207 East 32nd Street (2nd Floor)
New York, NY 10016
212 889 3161
miltonglaser.com
Hours:
By Appointment Only
Milton Glaser, Inc.

Quietly tucked between a playground and an apartment building, standing somewhat alone on this stretch of 32nd, I discovered a beautiful Baroque-style building. Upon closer observation, I was amazed to see that this is the “home” of the famed Milton Glaser. After graduating from Cooper Union College … read more

Chambliss Giobbi Enterprises – LOST GEM

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124 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
chamblissgiobbi.com
Chambliss Giobbi Enterprises – LOST GEM

Chambliss Giobbi moved his studio to Brooklyn in 2015, but for many years, you could find him on an upper floor hidden on West 30th. When he moved to New York City, Giobbi was working as a classical composer, while at the same time constructing collages, mostly with found images. Eventually, he became … read more

Simple Studios

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134 West 29th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
212 273 9696
simplestudiosnyc.com
Hours:
9am-11pm Everyday
Simple Studios

Appropriately named, Simple Studios offers accessible rehearsal space to artists of all kinds. Rooms with mirrored walls and pianos are available as well as a number of practical props such as ballet bars, chairs and tables, and television sets. Committed to local artists, Simple Studios displays community … read more

Suzanne Couture Modelmaking

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227 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
212 714 9310
suzannecouturemodelmaking.com
Hours:
By Appointment Only
Suzanne Couture Modelmaking

With her hair pulled up underneath a paint-stained bandana printed in old cartoons, Suzanne welcomed us into her 29th Street studio. While talking a mile a minute on her headset, she helped two assistants as the three of them finished up a project that needed to be installed the next day. “Make yourself … read more

Blue Jean Studio

149 West 24th Street
Suite 5B
New York, NY 10011
585 755 2791
bluejeanstudio.com
Hours:
By Appointment