The New School Archives Digital Collections

New School Art Center records 1956 – 1975

Collection, NS030502

Exhibitions (NS030502.01)
Records of Paul Mocsanyi (NS030502.02)


The New School Art Center was established in the fall of 1960 with a donation from the Albert J. List Foundation, and remained in operation until around 1977. Directed throughout its existence by Paul Mocsanyi, the Center's programs reflected the New School's founding commitment to engage provocative subjects, using art to explore contemporary political and social issues. Mocsanyi's files also document the founding of the Collectors Institute, a membership organization for private collectors established in 1973. Materials include exhibition catalogs, artist files, press coverage, posters, fliers and other publicity, administrative correspondence, and photographs, as well as the files of Paul Mocsanyi.

Related collections

New School mural commission documentation
New School Art Center audio recordings of public programs

Related object

Sculpture from the Albert A. List Family Collection

Collection Guide

Guide to the New School Art Center records

Related people/organizations

Thomas Hart Benton
Camilo Egas
Gonzalo Fonseca
Alvin Saunders Johnson
New School Art Center (New York, N.Y.)
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997)
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997)
José Clemente Orozco
Erwin Piscator

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