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NEW YORK, NY 10018


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.

Executive Director


Sarah Kirk Hanley is Executive Director of the Manhattan Graphics Center. She has 20 years of experience in the print world, and her knowledge of Western prints spans the Renaissance to the present. 


From 2009-19, Hanley was a critic and consulting expert in the greater NYC area.  She wrote extensively for Art21 Magazine and Art in Print and worked with a number of appraisal companies and online art market startups. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Vice President of Christie’s Print Department for three years, where she coordinated sales, managed consignments, produced sales catalogues, and prepared appraisals for distinguished clients. In the early aughts, Hanley was Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Milwaukee Art Museum, where she organized and contributed to several exhibitions and publications. Hanley has also held positions at the Lower East Side Printshop and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.


Hanley holds an MA in Museum Education from The University of the Arts and a BFA in Printmaking and Art History from the University of Iowa, with Distinction/Special Honors.  She completed her graduate internship at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, ArtTable, and College Art Association.