A Center Of Creativity Looks Back In Time

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Art Center of the 92nd Street Y presents Process and Promise: Art Education and Community at the 92nd Street Y, 1930-2005. The exhibit includes 75 works by current and former faculty members, as well as archival material and photographs detailing the center’s history. The art program was central to the vision of William Kolodney, the 92nd Street Y’s adult education director from 1934 to 1969. Kolodney believed it was imperative that the Y play a prominent role in the artistic and cultural life of New York City. Pieces by painters Elizabeth Murray and Philip Pearlstein; sculptors Louise Nevelson and Ibram Lassaw; ceramic artists Betty Woodman and Aiko Takamori; art historians Meyer Schapiro and Leo Steinberg, and one-time painter Samuel Joel (Zero) Mostel are included in the show.

92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (at 92nd St.); through June 22; call for viewing hours; free. (212-415-5500 or www.92Y.org/gallery)

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