(1979 - 1990)

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Members of the Board of Directors and Faculty with Alice Neel
at NYFAI Open House 1979

Left to Right
Front Row: Barbara Hammer, Alice Neel, Elke Solomon
Back Row: Sarah Draney, Linda Hill, Harriet Lyons, Judith Chiti, Virginia Jaramillo, Nancy Azara, Darla Bjor

NYFAI Mission: (1979) Our vision of the New York Feminist Art Institute obliges us to act now to create an environment for the training of women in the arts. The challenge is to discover a teaching method which encourages women to use personal experience to create radiant art of our own. The curriculum of the school involves the development of self awareness in a social and political context, and the development of a sense of group identity. Work is both collective and individual. Consciousness raising and feminist philosophy are the primary components from which the curriculum organically develops.

For information about workshops, classes and instruction (1979-1990) click here.


The New York Feminist Art Institute (NYFAI) archives are part of the Miriam Schapiro Archives on Women Artists at Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, NJ.

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