Our building is replacing its passenger elevator and it will be out of service for several weeks while work is being done. The freight elevator will be in operation Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm. Otherwise, please use the stairs. 

 The end result should be worth the incovenience. Many thanks for your patience. 



Mon: 6pm–10pm
Tues–Fri: 10am–10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am–6pm 


MGC is a new a STAR partner on the

 WNYC Salute the Arts Page & 

WQXR Salute the Arts Page

Listen for mentions of MGC on WNYC 93.9 FM and 820 AM, and on 

WQXR 105.9 FM – made in various times slots, seven days a week.  

And show your appreciation by visitng their events pages:


Wanderlust Townsville/Australia

Call for entry!

MGC is having an exchange show with the Umbrella Studio in Townsville, Australia. The shows will be up simultaneously in June 2015. We have been asked to send only 30 works of art, so the call for entries is limited to active members who are currently taking classes or open workshop and to MGC monitors.

Art work must be hand-pulled prints on a quarter sheet of paper (11.5” x 15”).

If we have more than 30 submissions we will have to make a selection. Matthias Kern and Rich Turnbull (the organizers of the show) will act as curators and make the nal selection, if needed…and of course no one should be upset if not selected; we all create beautiful work, but only 30 can go on the journey to “down

under”. You may submit up to three prints, but selected artists will be limited to one piece per artist.

Each selected artist will be asked to pay $35 (in cash) for shipping (which covers both there and back) and perhaps a simple catalogue if conditions allow. Also, each participating artist is required to send us a short bio of 50 words of less. We will keep a “waiting list” of art works in case selected artists fail to send shipping fees and bio in a timely manner.

Work will be securely packaged and send via regular mail. There will be no insurance for the package and we will have to rely on the post oce here and in Australia to deliver the package safely.

Art work needs to be clearly marked with name of the artist, technique, edition, email address, phone number and price (the amount will be converted in Australia into Aus$). If the work should be sold, Umbrella Studio will take a 30% commission. Also, if there is the need for additional copies of any prints (for multiple sales), we will bring the artist into contact with Umbrella Studio and everything can be handled directly with them.

Submission deadline: March 20, 2015 - Shelf 107

Acceptance notication for selected artists: April 1, 2015

Deadline for shipping fees ($35) and short bio: April 10, 2015

Art is planned to go out not later than April 15th, 2015

Art work will be returned by the Umbrella Studio after closing of the show.

MANHATTAN GRAPHICS CENTER (MGC) is a fully equipped, fine art printmaking studio that welcomes artists at all levels of printmaking experience.

FACILITIES    MGC’s facilities include three etching presses, three lithography presses, a silkscreen area, and a complete darkroom. MGC offers many options for independent workspace use and a wide variety of classes. For enrollment in all programs, artist membership is required. Membership is open to all artists for an annual fee of $35 and entitles members to numerous benefits.

  • Access to the studio for classes and open workshop.
  • Opportunity to include your work in the MGC online gallery.
  • Opportunity to include your work in the MGC slide file and flat files for review by visiting curators.
  • Eligibility for one–person shows at MGC for members currently working at the studio.
  • Participation in portfolio and exhibition projects.

KEYHOLDER POSITIONS    The administration of MGC is done mainly by keyholders; they are crucial to its survival. For their commitment to monitor (that is, supervise the studio for 4 hours per week, do chores, and staff the MGC committees), keyholders have access to the studio when it is closed and also receive tuition discounts when the studio is open. Artists who wish to participate must have at least one semester of attendance at MGC and must be approved by the Operations Committee.

SCHOLARSHIPS   MGC offers scholarships for its regular terms and the special summer program summerINK. Printmaking experience is not required. Any artist who has not previously worked at MGC is eligible to apply. Visit the opportunities page of our website for application guidelines, or send a self–addressed stamped envelope to MGC for information.

MGC is located at 250 West 40th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. We occupy the 5th floor of a building central to all public transportation, and we're proud to be part of the Fashion Center Art District.

By subway:
A, C, or E to Port Authority/42nd Street
1, 2, 3, N, Q, or R  to Times Square/42nd Street
B , D , F
to Bryant Park/42nd Street
4, 5, 6 to Grand Central/42nd Street
7 or S  to Times Square/42nd Street
By bus:
M20 north on 8th Avenue to 40th Street
M20 or M7 south on 7th Avenue to 40th Street
M42 crosstown on 42nd Street to 7th or 8th Avenue
Get Directions To:
250 West 40 Street
New York NY 10018