The National Arts Club

The National Arts Club The mission of The National Arts Club is to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts.

The National Arts Club is a private club founded in 1898 to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts.

Operating as usual

What does it take to get an actress ready for the screen? Join us on Thursday, September 30 at 7 PM (ET) to find out! Th...
09/23/2021
Designing Women: Hair, Makeup and Wardrobe in Television

What does it take to get an actress ready for the screen? Join us on Thursday, September 30 at 7 PM (ET) to find out!

This program is a part of our NAC Television Festival celebrating women and the moving image.

A panel discussion with costume designer Katie Irish, makeup artist Lori Hicks, and hairstylist Peg Schierholz

Congrats to playwright Matthew Freeman, recipient of our 2021 Kesselring Prize! The $25,000 award is given annually by t...
09/23/2021

Congrats to playwright Matthew Freeman, recipient of our 2021 Kesselring Prize!

The $25,000 award is given annually by the NAC, since 1980, to an outstanding playwright deserving of national recognition. The Prize also includes a two-week residency and a one-year membership at the historic club in New York City’s Gramercy Park.

Freeman will accept the prize during a special ceremony featuring readings of his work on Thursday, December 2 at 7:00 PM.

“As live performances return and theaters reopen their doors, it is our pleasure to continue our support of the theatre community,” said Alice Palmisano, President of the NAC. “There is no better place to start than with the playwrights behind the work. We congratulate Matthew and look forward to celebrating his creativity later this year.”

Freeman and his work "Silver Spring," an autobiographical exploration of grief and family, were nominated by New Dramatists, where he is a resident playwright.

“It feels somehow significant to receive a prize dedicated to an emerging playwright at a time when emerging is a word that applies to all of us in theater. I’m deeply grateful to the National Arts Club for this honor,” said Freeman. “I’m also thankful for the many artists who helped bring this play into the world, and especially to Emily Morse and New Dramatists for providing the greatest resource of all: community.”

Recent recipients of the Kesselring include Mona Mansour (2020), Inda Craig Galvàn (2019), James Ijames (2018), Lauren Yee (2017), Lindsey Ferrentino (2016), and Lucas Hnath (2015). Other past prize winners are Rajiv Joseph, Anna Deavere Smith, Tracy Scott Wilson, Deb Margolin, Nicky Silver, and Melissa James Gibson.

To learn more, visit nationalartsclub.org/kesserling.

Congrats to playwright Matthew Freeman, recipient of our 2021 Kesselring Prize!

The $25,000 award is given annually by the NAC, since 1980, to an outstanding playwright deserving of national recognition. The Prize also includes a two-week residency and a one-year membership at the historic club in New York City’s Gramercy Park.

Freeman will accept the prize during a special ceremony featuring readings of his work on Thursday, December 2 at 7:00 PM.

“As live performances return and theaters reopen their doors, it is our pleasure to continue our support of the theatre community,” said Alice Palmisano, President of the NAC. “There is no better place to start than with the playwrights behind the work. We congratulate Matthew and look forward to celebrating his creativity later this year.”

Freeman and his work "Silver Spring," an autobiographical exploration of grief and family, were nominated by New Dramatists, where he is a resident playwright.

“It feels somehow significant to receive a prize dedicated to an emerging playwright at a time when emerging is a word that applies to all of us in theater. I’m deeply grateful to the National Arts Club for this honor,” said Freeman. “I’m also thankful for the many artists who helped bring this play into the world, and especially to Emily Morse and New Dramatists for providing the greatest resource of all: community.”

Recent recipients of the Kesselring include Mona Mansour (2020), Inda Craig Galvàn (2019), James Ijames (2018), Lauren Yee (2017), Lindsey Ferrentino (2016), and Lucas Hnath (2015). Other past prize winners are Rajiv Joseph, Anna Deavere Smith, Tracy Scott Wilson, Deb Margolin, Nicky Silver, and Melissa James Gibson.

To learn more, visit nationalartsclub.org/kesserling.

Join a conversation on the history of soap operas with author Elana Levine on Wednesday, September 29 at 7 PM (ET).This ...
09/22/2021
Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera and US Television History

Join a conversation on the history of soap operas with author Elana Levine on Wednesday, September 29 at 7 PM (ET).

This program is a part of our NAC Television Festival celebrating women and the moving image.

A conversation with Professor Elana Levine, author of "Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera and US Television History"

It’s #WarholWednesday! Have you seen our current exhibition of Warhol print works?"Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop...
09/22/2021

It’s #WarholWednesday! Have you seen our current exhibition of Warhol print works?

"Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection" is on view in our galleries through November 4. Open to the public daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. To make a reservation, please visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

📸: Jane Kratochvil

It’s #WarholWednesday! Have you seen our current exhibition of Warhol print works?

"Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection" is on view in our galleries through November 4. Open to the public daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. To make a reservation, please visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

📸: Jane Kratochvil

Celebrate the accomplishments of 50 extraordinary women in film and television with author Elizabeth Weitzman on Tuesday...
09/21/2021
Renegade Women in Film and TV

Celebrate the accomplishments of 50 extraordinary women in film and television with author Elizabeth Weitzman on Tuesday, September 28 at 7 PM (ET).

This program is a part of our NAC Television Festival celebrating women and the moving image.

An event celebrating the accomplishments of 50 extraordinary women in film and television

Discover the different directions our nutrition might look like in the near future on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 PM (ET)...
09/21/2021
The Future (or End) of Plant Based Meat

Discover the different directions our nutrition might look like in the near future on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 PM (ET) with Ariane Daguin, a purveyor of sustainably raised meats.

A conversation on the different directions our nutrition might look like in the near future

Join a conversation with Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of "When Women Invented Television," on Monday, September 27...
09/20/2021
When Women Invented Television

Join a conversation with Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of "When Women Invented Television," on Monday, September 27 at 7 PM (ET).

This program is a part of our NAC Television Festival celebrating women and the moving image.

A conversation with Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of "When Women Invented Television"

On Monday, September 27 at 4 PM (ET), we kick off our NAC Television Festival celebrating women and the moving image. In...
09/20/2021
Always Young and Restless

On Monday, September 27 at 4 PM (ET), we kick off our NAC Television Festival celebrating women and the moving image. In our first conversation, renowned actress Melody Thomas Scott, of "The Young and the Restless," shares stories of her life and illustrious career.

Renowned actress Melody Thomas Scott, of "The Young and the Restless," on her life and illustrious career

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15. We recognize the many creative contribut...
09/19/2021

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15. We recognize the many creative contributions of the Hispanic American community and look forward to continuing to present their talent for years to come.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15. We recognize the many creative contributions of the Hispanic American community and look forward to continuing to present their talent for years to come.

Join the Museum at FIT's Valerie Steele for an in-depth look at the impact of Dr. Sigmund Freud on the world of fashion ...
09/17/2021
Freud and Fashion

Join the Museum at FIT's Valerie Steele for an in-depth look at the impact of Dr. Sigmund Freud on the world of fashion on Friday, September 24 at 7 PM (ET).

Freudian Fashion is highly encouraged!

Valerie Steele, of The Museum at FIT, presents an in-depth look at the impact of Dr. Sigmund Freud on the world of fashion

Scenes from our recent Community Day!📸: Jane Kratochvil
09/17/2021

Scenes from our recent Community Day!

📸: Jane Kratochvil

Architectural historian Andrew Alpern, author of "Posh Portals," presents New York City’s most impressive entrances on T...
09/16/2021
Posh Portals

Architectural historian Andrew Alpern, author of "Posh Portals," presents New York City’s most impressive entrances on Thursday, September 23 at 7:30 PM.

Architectural historian Andrew Alpern presents New York City’s most impressive entrances

On Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30 PM (ET), Professor Stephen Michael Vinson discusses Virtual Heritage, the application...
09/15/2021
The Recreation of Past Reality in Egypt with Professor Stephen Vinson

On Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30 PM (ET), Professor Stephen Michael Vinson discusses Virtual Heritage, the application of computer visualization to archaeological objects and sites.

Presented in partnership with The American Research Center in Egypt - ARCE/New York Chapter.

Professor Stephen Michael Vinson discusses Virtual Heritage, the application of computer visualization to archaeological objects and sites

The National Arts Club mourns the loss of the visionary American jazz promoter, pianist, and producer George Wein. Wein ...
09/14/2021
George Wein, Music Festival Pioneer, Dies At 95

The National Arts Club mourns the loss of the visionary American jazz promoter, pianist, and producer George Wein. Wein was awarded the NAC Medal of Honor for his outstanding achievements in music in 2003.

A founder of the Newport Folk Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — and perhaps the most important jazz impresario of all time — died Monday.

Take a closer look at Works & Process at the Guggenheim and representation in dance with General Manager Duke Dang on Tu...
09/14/2021
Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Take a closer look at Works & Process at the Guggenheim and representation in dance with General Manager Duke Dang on Tuesday, September 21 at 6 PM (ET).

A closer look at Works & Process at the Guggenheim and representation in dance

Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist James Lapine shares his recent book "Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Cr...
09/13/2021
Putting It Together: James Lapine Interviewed by Jeanine Tesori

Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist James Lapine shares his recent book "Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday In The Park With George" on Monday, September 20 at 8 PM (ET).

James Lapine shares his recent book "Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday In The Park With George"

Like the lives of all New Yorkers, our Club was forever changed on September 11, 2001. Today, two decades later, we pled...
09/11/2021

Like the lives of all New Yorkers, our Club was forever changed on September 11, 2001. Today, two decades later, we pledge to #neverforget.

Like the lives of all New Yorkers, our Club was forever changed on September 11, 2001. Today, two decades later, we pledge to #neverforget.

09/10/2021

Visit us on Sunday, September 12 for our first-ever Community Day! Guests are invited to our Club to take part in a variety of free activities featuring art and inspiration from 10 AM to 3 PM.

On Friday, September 17 at 12 PM (ET), trace the influence of Old Masters upon contemporary culture.
09/09/2021
Influence of the Old Masters

On Friday, September 17 at 12 PM (ET), trace the influence of Old Masters upon contemporary culture.

A conversation on the influence of Old Masters upon contemporary culture, from street art to luxury goods

Chat with Rich Little, legendary impressionist of more than 200 voices, on Wednesday, September 15 at 6 PM (ET).
09/08/2021
Rich Little

Chat with Rich Little, legendary impressionist of more than 200 voices, on Wednesday, September 15 at 6 PM (ET).

A conversation with legendary impressionist Rich Little

Happy #WarholWednesday! "Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection" is now on vi...
09/08/2021

Happy #WarholWednesday! "Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection" is now on view in our galleries. Open to the public daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. To make a reservation, please visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

“Andy Warhol: A Life in Pop” has been loaned through the Bank of America in our Communities® program.

📸: Caleb Bryant Miller

Happy #WarholWednesday! "Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection" is now on view in our galleries. Open to the public daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. To make a reservation, please visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

“Andy Warhol: A Life in Pop” has been loaned through the Bank of America in our Communities® program.

📸: Caleb Bryant Miller

Technology journalists Steven Levy and David Kirkpatrick discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of Facebook on Tuesday,...
09/07/2021
Steven Levy and David Kirkpatrick on the Facebook Phenomenon

Technology journalists Steven Levy and David Kirkpatrick discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of Facebook on Tuesday, September 14 at 7 PM (ET).

Technology journalists Steven Levy and David Kirkpatrick discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of Facebook

Visit us on Sunday, September 12 for our first-ever Community Day! Guests are invited to our Club to take part in a vari...
09/05/2021
The National Arts Club Community Day

Visit us on Sunday, September 12 for our first-ever Community Day! Guests are invited to our Club to take part in a variety of free activities featuring art and inspiration from 10 AM to 3 PM.

This special day includes our current exhibitions—featuring work by Andy Warhol, family arts activities, tours of our historic landmark building, and live music.

Visit The National Arts Club for a day of art and inspiration

“Anna Khachatryan: New Works” goes on view September 7. The NAC galleries are open to the public daily from 10:00 AM to ...
09/03/2021

“Anna Khachatryan: New Works” goes on view September 7. The NAC galleries are open to the public daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. To learn more or make a reservation, please visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

“Anna Khachatryan: New Works” goes on view September 7. The NAC galleries are open to the public daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. To learn more or make a reservation, please visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

Saxophonist Christopher McBride helps celebrate our reopening on Tuesday, September 7 at 6 PM (ET)! Join us for this liv...
09/03/2021

Saxophonist Christopher McBride helps celebrate our reopening on Tuesday, September 7 at 6 PM (ET)! Join us for this live, in-person concert from our front stoop on Gramercy Park.

Free and open to the public.

Saxophonist Christopher McBride helps celebrate our reopening on Tuesday, September 7 at 6 PM (ET)! Join us for this live, in-person concert from our front stoop on Gramercy Park.

Free and open to the public.

Pianist Larry Weng performs a lively program of masterpieces old and new on Friday, September 10 at 8 PM (ET).
09/02/2021
Larry Weng: An Evening of Virtuoso Piano

Pianist Larry Weng performs a lively program of masterpieces old and new on Friday, September 10 at 8 PM (ET).

Pianist Larry Weng performs a lively program of masterpieces old and new

“Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection” opens at The National Arts Club on S...
09/01/2021

“Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection” opens at The National Arts Club on September 7. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. To make a reservation, please visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

“Andy Warhol: A Life in Pop” has been loaned through the Bank of America in our Communities® program. The Art in our Communities program® was established in 2009 in order to share the company’s art collection with the widest possible audience. Comprising the art collections of the predecessor banks that are now part of Bank of America, the program offers museums and nonprofit galleries the opportunity to borrow complete or customized exhibitions at no cost. The public is able to enjoy new art installations at its local museums, while the museums themselves are able to generate vital revenue. Since 2009, more than 140 exhibitions have been loaned through this one-of-a-kind program.

Image: Andy Warhol, Flowers (“8 of 10 in Suite from Flowers Portfolio”), 1970, Screenprint on paper, 28/250. From the Bank of America Collection. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Used with permission of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

“Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop | Works from the Bank of America Collection” opens at The National Arts Club on September 7. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. To make a reservation, please visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

“Andy Warhol: A Life in Pop” has been loaned through the Bank of America in our Communities® program. The Art in our Communities program® was established in 2009 in order to share the company’s art collection with the widest possible audience. Comprising the art collections of the predecessor banks that are now part of Bank of America, the program offers museums and nonprofit galleries the opportunity to borrow complete or customized exhibitions at no cost. The public is able to enjoy new art installations at its local museums, while the museums themselves are able to generate vital revenue. Since 2009, more than 140 exhibitions have been loaned through this one-of-a-kind program.

Image: Andy Warhol, Flowers (“8 of 10 in Suite from Flowers Portfolio”), 1970, Screenprint on paper, 28/250. From the Bank of America Collection. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Used with permission of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Address

15 Gramercy Park S
New York, NY
10003

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(212) 475-3424

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when The National Arts Club posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to The National Arts Club:

Videos

Category

The National Arts Club | 120 Years of Arts Education and Excellence

The mission of The National Arts Club is to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts.

Nearby museums


Other Art Museums in New York

Show All