National Academy Museum

New York, NY

212-369-4880

http://www.nationalacademy.org/



 

 

About the National Academy

Throughout its storied history, the National Academy has followed a simple yet powerful mission: to promote the fine arts in America through exhibition and education. Founded in 1825 by Samuel F. B. Morse, Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand, the National Academy is the only institution of its kind that integrates a museum, art school, and association of artists and architects ­ the National Academicians. Academicians include over 300 of today's most recognized artists and architects, including Christo, John Currin, Ann Hamilton, Richard Meier, Kiki Smith, Rafael Viñoly, and many others.

Illuminating canonical figures as well as those deserving of reappraisal, the museum widens the lens through which American art is viewed and appreciated. Rotating exhibitions include 19, 20 and 21 century art and architecture, reflections of contemporary American culture, and selections from the permanent collection. Exhibitions are supported with lectures, symposia, and panel discussions that engage the public with the Academy's living artistic legacy.

The first session of the Academy School commenced on November 15, 1826, with two Academicians and twenty students sketching by candlelight. The school rapidly grew in stature and reputation, attracting artists Winslow Homer, George Inness, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning and others. Today, the Academy School continues to offer studio-based study in an intimate, creative environment, supporting the artistic journey of each student.

Address: National Academy, 1083 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street), New York, NY 10128. Please see the Museum's website for hours and fees.


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