1892
League Builds Fine Arts Building

1892

Image: The Fine Arts Building by H. J. Hardenbergh, at 215 West 57th Street (now the Art Students League) built by the Architectural League, the Art Students League, and the Society of American Artists

“The opening last night by the dinner of the Architectural League of the new Fine Arts Building in West Fifty-Seventh Street is an event very memorable in the annals of New York….The societies which have jointly erected the building are composed in great part of artists who have not yet ‘arrived,’ as the French phrase it, and indeed are students of art than full-fledged artists. Yet by means of the zeal of these young artists…they have succeeded…in providing themselves with a commodious place of resort and of exposition, in which it may be pretty safely predicted the artistic spirit of New-York will henceforth finds its chief theatre.” The New York Times, October 6, 1892