Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Clay Club


SculptureCenter was founded as Clay Club in 1928 by sculptor Dorothea Denslow. While Clay Club's art courses and exhibitions generally took place in Denslow's Brooklyn studio, or, slightly later, in a carriage house on West 8th Street, the organization's artists and students gathered on Staten Island every summer from 1928 to 1939 to picnic and collectively build temporary monumental sculptures out of natural clay.

On Saturday, August 18, SculptureCenter will revives its founding summer tradition for the second year. SculptureCenter's Long Island City exhibition space will open to the public as a large-scale community sculpture studio with over two thousand pounds of clay available for free use or participation in artist-led activities.

Save the date, Saturday, August 18, for drop-in art projects and food by local vendors. This community event is family-friendly, free, and open to the public.

Participating artists and vendors to be announced soon.

Dance of the Mudmixers Compilation of 16mm archival footage of Clay Club's summer picnic on Staten Island