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MANHATTAN GRAPHICS CENTER

250 WEST 40 STREET, 5TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10018
212-219-8783

THANKS TO FRIENDS OF MGC: 

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation | The Charles Locke Art Fund | The Jockey Hollow Foundation |  Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation | Friends and MGC members who have made donations to the Center

 

Our programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

MGC is a nonprofit community fine art printmaking studio that welcomes artists at all levels of experience. Membership is required for participation in classes and use of the facilities.

   

FACILITIES

  • Intaglio

    • Ventilated etching room with aquatint box

    • 3 presses

    • 9 work tables

  • Plate lithography

    • Exposure and development room

    • 2 manual presses

    • 2 work tables

  • Screenprint

    • Screens

    • 2 washing areas

    • 6 work tables

  • Darkroom

  • Paper preparation

    • Soaking tub

    • Guillotine

    • Large paper cutters

  • Shelf rental​

   

MEMBERSHIP is $50 annually. Benefits include:

  • Access to classes and workshops

  • Studio use during open hours for a modest fee

  • Opportunity to include your prints in the MGC online gallery

  • Eligibility for one–person shows and group shows at MGC

  • Participation in printmaking portfolio and exhibition projects

KEYHOLDERS are the primary workforce of MGC. They staff and maintain the studio, and serve on committees. In exchange, they receive after-hours access and tuition discounts. Learn more and apply.

   

OUTREACH programs include: 

  • PUBLIC EVENTS: receptions, open houses, and talks 

  • VISITING PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP: staff and members introduce printmaking to young citizens of NYC by traveling to schools to conduct on-site workshops.

  • JURIED EXHIBITIONSBiennial juried Miniature Print exhibition attracting printmakers from all over the world 

  • Participation in annual New York Print Week & Garment District Arts Week