Arts & Culture

  • Meet Our Instructors: Julia Chen, Painter

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, Meet MCC | on June 20, 2019

    On July 8, Educational Alliance Art School is back with four and eight week classes in ceramics, painting, and mixed media. For our painters, we will be offering two new four-week classes on Saturdays with longtime Teaching Artist, Julia Chen. These classes are designed as crash-courses in techniques that will push your painting to the […]

  • Educational Alliance Art School at Manny Cantor Center is gearing up for Spring and Summer Sessions filled with creativity, expression, and inspiration. Limited-time discounts for new students are available now! We talked to our instructors to find out what motivates them to share their creativity, and how community arts programs enhance student learning. Thomas Legaspi […]

  • Evan Hagan always knew that he wanted to be an artist. He began drawing at an early age, producing graphic novels and comics in his free time as a kid growing up in Peoria, Illinois. He continued to explore illustrating and drawing, and found a passion for ceramics when he was accepted as an apprentice […]

  • As the Book of Exodus recounts, the Israelite people were enslaved for generations by a cruel Pharaoh in Egypt. After years of torment, God heard the cries of the people and liberated them from slavery, enabling them to cross through the Sea of Reeds to freedom.  But the story, as told during the Passover Seder […]

  • LES Citizens Parade

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, Events | on January 23, 2018

    Beginning this January, MCC will be participating in the creation of a performance art piece called the LES Citizens Parade. This event will celebrate the opening of the new eco-park at Pier 35 in June, and will be led by Choreographer Naomi Goldberg Haas (Artistic Director of Dances for a Variable Population) and visual artist […]

  • Our Story at the Tenement Museum

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture | on January 11, 2018

    Our Storytelling in Our Immigrant City Exhibition has been added to the Tenement Museum’s Your Story, Our Story website! This project helps uncover the patterns that bind us, no matter where we came from or how long we’ve been here. Explore stories from across the country, upload the story of an object that carries meaning […]

  • Storytelling in Our Immigrant City: Fatima

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, Meet MCC | on December 7, 2017

    In anticipation of the opening of Sharing the Miracle: Storytelling in our Immigrant City on December 14th, we will be highlighting a few stories from this exhibit. Within this space, we are celebrating the stories, struggles, successes, and life perspectives of twenty five people whose lives have been touched by immigration. These stories are of […]

  • Feargal Doyle: Watercolor Instructor

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, Meet MCC | on November 29, 2017

    “Watercolor is a very exciting medium, as it is impossible to completely control the results, you are forced into going with the flow and it lends itself to a more intuitive style.”   What is your background with the Educational Alliance/MCC and what brought you to teach at the Art School? “I began to volunteer […]

  • We feel extremely lucky and grateful to have been able to host Cozbi A. Cabrera as our Boro-Linc resident artist this season. Cozbi led our spring program attendees in heirloom doll-making workshops inspired by performances from Lincoln Center’s Jazz and Chamber Music orchestras. From April to June community members explored questions of history, family and identity with […]

  • Materials Center: Donate NYC Spotlight

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on June 1, 2017

    The Manny Cantor Center and Teaching Beyond The Square Materials Center was recently featured in donateNYC’s “Donation Spotlight.” In March, donateNYC was contacted by another government agency looking to dispose of almost 1000 outdated uniform shirts responsibly and without producing waste. The catch? Because the shirts were decommissioned uniforms, they could not be worn by […]

  • The Educational Alliance Art School has been around since 1905 and we’ve been lucky to have some pretty incredible students and teachers walk through our studios: Chaim Gross, Mark Rothko and Louise Nevelson just to name a few. This semester, we welcome two new teachers to the fold, Jessica Olah and Hilary Lorenz who will be […]

  • MCC Member Reflection: Home Away From Home

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on December 28, 2016

    A Home Away from Home: a member’s personal reflection on our Chaim Gross exhibition   Since September 2015, Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center has been my home away from home.  I started coming on a regular basis to drop off my son at pre-school, and then I found myself sticking around, to try out the […]

  • EA Art School: Introducing Winter 2017 Workshops

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on December 12, 2016

    We are so pleased to introduce our brand new series of Winter 2017 Workshops, a perfect way to fill dreary cold winter evenings. Whether you are an accomplished artist or just starting out, these short workshops will help you try something new. In a busy city like New York, we often neglect taking the time […]

  • Moving Stories: A Senior Led Walking Tour

    By Manny Cantor Center | In Archive, Arts & Culture, In The News | on November 22, 2016

    “One time I had a pocket book stolen in Pathmark. I got it back in the US mail, missing my ipod with a note that said ‘do not be a pain and complain too much.’” (From Moving Stories: The Pathmark) See the Lower East Side through the eyes of people for whom every mile holds […]

  • It’s the last weekend to see our featured faculty art show Other Worlds: Rarely Seen Works by our Educational Alliance Art School Painting Educator, Jodie Niss. The show is on view in the Jewish Communal Gallery (Manny Cantor Center Lobby Gallery) until August, 21, 2016. As we get ready for our Fall 2016 semester at Educational Alliance […]

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