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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: 

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

SUMMERINK offers short intensive explorations in fine art printmaking for travelers to work one-on-one with MGC members. More details to come.

   

OUTREACH programs include: 

  • Printmaking classes for high school students, taught by MGC faculty 

  • Offsite program to bring printmaking classes to high schools and community centers 

  • Biannual juried exhibitions attracting printmakers from all over the world 

  • Public events: receptions, open houses, and talks 

  • Participation in #PrintWeek and Armory Arts Week 

  • Participation in the #GarmentDistrict's Arts Council