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.
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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.

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On Tuesday, June 15 at 12 PM (ET), we host a conversation on reimagining museums with Guillaume Kientz, Director and Chi...
06/08/2021
Re-Visiting Museums: From The Louvre To The HSML

On Tuesday, June 15 at 12 PM (ET), we host a conversation on reimagining museums with Guillaume Kientz, Director and Chief Executive of The Hispanic Society Museum & Library, and philanthropist and collector Lionel Sauvage.

A conversation on re-imagining museums

NPR’s Susan Stamberg joins us on Monday, June 14 at 6 PM (ET) for a look back on her fascinating career.
06/07/2021
NPR's Susan Stamberg

NPR’s Susan Stamberg joins us on Monday, June 14 at 6 PM (ET) for a look back on her fascinating career.

A Conversation with NPR’s Susan Stamberg

Karl Anderson was an American painter born in Oxford, OH in 1874.As a young adult, Anderson held jobs as a house-painter...
06/04/2021
Morning - Karl Anderson - Google Arts & Culture

Karl Anderson was an American painter born in Oxford, OH in 1874.

As a young adult, Anderson held jobs as a house-painter, portrait photograph retoucher, and magazine illustrator. In 1893, he began studying at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Anderson traveled to Europe in 1900 to study in Paris and Holland. In 1903, his work was accepted into the prestigious Paris Salon.

Returning to the U.S. in 1904, the artist again worked as an illustrator, finding time to paint whenever he could. He returned to Europe in 1909, before permanently settling in Westport, CT in 1912.

Learn more by visiting our Google Arts & Culture profile.

Karl Anderson was an American painter born in Oxford, OH in 1874. As a young adult, Anderson held jobs as a house-painter, portrait photograph retoucher, a...

Meet the iconic Black women who have revolutionized fashion on Friday, June 11 at 7 PM (ET), with Marcellus Reynolds, au...
06/03/2021
Supreme Models

Meet the iconic Black women who have revolutionized fashion on Friday, June 11 at 7 PM (ET), with Marcellus Reynolds, author of “Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion.”

A look at iconic Black women who have revolutionized fashion

Jessica Bruder, author of “Nomadland,” speaks about her bestselling book, the basis of the Oscar-winning film starring F...
06/02/2021
Nomadland

Jessica Bruder, author of “Nomadland,” speaks about her bestselling book, the basis of the Oscar-winning film starring Frances McDormand on Thursday, June 10 at 7 PM (ET).

Jessica Bruder speaks about her best-selling book, the basis of the Oscar-winning film starring Frances McDormand

Happy Pride! Celebrate by visiting “Pride Outside,” our current exhibitions featuring the work of LGBTQ+ artists.A talen...
06/01/2021

Happy Pride! Celebrate by visiting “Pride Outside,” our current exhibitions featuring the work of LGBTQ+ artists.

A talented group of young emerging artists takes viewers out of doors to celebrate Pride 2021. Images of play, whimsy, and reflection illustrate the importance of safe accessible public space for all and its impact on creativity—a feeling that has been reaffirmed by the realities of the current pandemic.

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 make a reservation, visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

Discover the history of New York’s Meatpacking District on Tuesday, June 8 6 PM (ET), led by @jacquelynottman, a fifth g...
05/31/2021
A History of the Meatpacking District

Discover the history of New York’s Meatpacking District on Tuesday, June 8 6 PM (ET), led by @jacquelynottman, a fifth generation member of one of the city’s pioneering families of butchers.

An early history of the Meatpacking District and a look at its evolution

The makers of “Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles” share their opulent food documentary, following master chef, writ...
05/28/2021
The Cakes of Versailles

The makers of “Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles” share their opulent food documentary, following master chef, writer, and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi on Friday, June 4 at 6 PM (ET).

A conversation with the creators of the documentary "Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles"

Scenes from our "Jazz on the Stoop" performance, featuring Hector Morales and The Afro-Peruvian Band.Thank you to our pa...
05/28/2021

Scenes from our "Jazz on the Stoop" performance, featuring Hector Morales and The Afro-Peruvian Band.

Thank you to our partner the The National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Cellist Melody Giron and violist Celia Hatton perform a classical duet on Thursday, June 3 at 3 PM (ET).This performance...
05/27/2021
Cellist Melody Giron & Violist Celia Hatton

Cellist Melody Giron and violist Celia Hatton perform a classical duet on Thursday, June 3 at 3 PM (ET).

This performance is part of a series of classical concerts, presented in partnership with the Sphinx Organization, featuring outstanding young Black and Latino musicians.

A performance by cellist Melody Giron and violist Celia Hatton, presented in partnership with the Sphinx Organization

A different look at a well-known NYC artist.
05/27/2021
The Darker Side of Keith Haring

A different look at a well-known NYC artist.

The exhibition “Keith Haring: Radiant Gambit” presents a more complicated — and certainly more interesting — take on an artist best known for his zippy visuals.

On Wednesday, June 2 at 6 PM (ET), we look at Harry Belafonte’s groundbreaking stint as guest host of “The Tonight Show....
05/26/2021
The Sit-In

On Wednesday, June 2 at 6 PM (ET), we look at Harry Belafonte’s groundbreaking stint as guest host of “The Tonight Show.”

Joan Walsh discusses Harry Belafonte hosting "The Tonight Show"

Writer, director, and actor Nick Sasso discusses his groundbreaking film “Haymaker” on Tuesday, June 1 at 6 PM (ET).
05/25/2021
Haymaker

Writer, director, and actor Nick Sasso discusses his groundbreaking film “Haymaker” on Tuesday, June 1 at 6 PM (ET).

A conversation with writer, director, and actor Nick Sasso

JUST ANNOUNCED: Peruvian drummer and percussionist Hector Morales and his band perform live from our front stoop tomorro...
05/24/2021

JUST ANNOUNCED: Peruvian drummer and percussionist Hector Morales and his band perform live from our front stoop tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25 at 6PM (ET). Stop by for this FREE special event, presented in partnership with the The National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Peruvian drummer and percussionist Hector Morales and his band perform live from our front stoop tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25 at 6PM (ET). Stop by for this FREE special event, presented in partnership with the The National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Writings by NAC Medal of Honor recipient Louise Bourgeois are on exhibit at Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memoria...
05/24/2021
Louise Bourgeois Shares Her Deepest Secrets

Writings by NAC Medal of Honor recipient Louise Bourgeois are on exhibit at Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

Writings by the artist, exhibited for the first time in the United States, reveal the psychological trauma that fueled her creativity.

I.M. Pei designed some of the most recognizable structures of the last 100 years. The National Gallery of Art's East Bui...
05/24/2021

I.M. Pei designed some of the most recognizable structures of the last 100 years. The National Gallery of Art's East Building, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Louvre Pyramid, Bank of China Tower, and Dallas City Hall are all among his many buildings. As put by his biographer, Pei won "every award of any consequence in his art." He was awarded our Medal of Honor for outstanding achievements in architecture in 1981.

I.M. Pei designed some of the most recognizable structures of the last 100 years. The National Gallery of Art's East Building, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Louvre Pyramid, Bank of China Tower, and Dallas City Hall are all among his many buildings. As put by his biographer, Pei won "every award of any consequence in his art." He was awarded our Medal of Honor for outstanding achievements in architecture in 1981.

On Thursday, May 27 at 6 PM (ET), architect Miriam Kelly looks at Eero Saarinen’s iconic Flight Center for Trans World A...
05/20/2021
Saarinen’s Flight Center for TWA

On Thursday, May 27 at 6 PM (ET), architect Miriam Kelly looks at Eero Saarinen’s iconic Flight Center for Trans World Airlines (TWA).

An architectural look at Saarinen’s iconic Flight Center for Trans World Airlines (TWA)

"The New York Times" calls "The Plot" "the book everyone will be talking about." Author Jean Hanff Korelitz discuss the ...
05/19/2021
Jean Hanff Korelitz, Author of The Undoing & The Plot

"The New York Times" calls "The Plot" "the book everyone will be talking about."

Author Jean Hanff Korelitz discuss the bestseller, along with her other novel “The Undoing,” with fellow thriller writerScott Turow on Wednesday, May 26 at 7 PM (ET).

An evening with authors Jean Hanff Korelitz and Scott Turow

Have you visited our current exhibitions? Currently on view:Through May 28“Roger Winter - NYC Under Construction”Through...
05/18/2021

Have you visited our current exhibitions? Currently on view:

Through May 28
“Roger Winter - NYC Under Construction”

Through June 28
“Painting the Narrative”
“William Eric Brown - ColorStatic”
“Pride Outside”
“The 29th Annual National Arts Club Roundtable Exhibition”

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 make a reservation, visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

Join us on Monday, May 24 at 6 PM (ET) for a talk covering art ranging from 12th century Japan to contemporary photo ill...
05/17/2021
Collage and Assemblage

Join us on Monday, May 24 at 6 PM (ET) for a talk covering art ranging from 12th century Japan to contemporary photo illustration, and how artists recycle everyday items into artwork.

A talk on art and how artists recycle everyday items into artwork

On Friday, May 21 at 5 PM (ET), tune in for a performance by pianist and singer Chelsea Guo. For her National Arts Club ...
05/14/2021
Chelsea Guo, Pianist & Singer

On Friday, May 21 at 5 PM (ET), tune in for a performance by pianist and singer Chelsea Guo. For her National Arts Club debut Guo performs favorite piano works by Beethoven and Schumann, and accompanies herself singing Schumann’s song-cycle “Frauenliebe und Leben.”

A performance by pianist and singer Chelsea Guo

Enjoy a performance by violist Robert Alvarado Switala on Thursday, May 20 at 3 PM (ET). This performance is part of a s...
05/13/2021
Violist Robert Alvarado Switala

Enjoy a performance by violist Robert Alvarado Switala on Thursday, May 20 at 3 PM (ET).

This performance is part of a series of classical concerts, presented in partnership with the Sphinx Organization, featuring outstanding young Black and Latino musicians.

A performance by violinist Robert Alvarado Switala, presented in partnership with the Sphinx Organization

Famed architect Frank Gehry has completed his renovation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
05/13/2021
frank gehry's philadelphia museum of art renovation is 'a reconstruction to the values of the original architect'

Famed architect Frank Gehry has completed his renovation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

frank gehry has completed the renovation and expansion of the philadelphia museum of art, a major overhaul that has resulted in new galleries and public spaces. after two decades of planning and design, and four years of construction, the project opens to the public on may 7, 2021. leaving the exter...

Vertigo Dance Company presents an online performance on Wednesday, May 19 at 3:00 PM (ET).
05/11/2021
Vertigo Dance Company

Vertigo Dance Company presents an online performance on Wednesday, May 19 at 3:00 PM (ET).

A presentation by Israeli dance company Vertigo

Since 1980, the NAC’s Kesselring Prize has been awarded to up and coming playwrights whose nascent work shows great prom...
05/11/2021
‘Fat Ham’ Review: A Q***r, Black ‘Hamlet’? Ay, There’s the Spice Rub.

Since 1980, the NAC’s Kesselring Prize has been awarded to up and coming playwrights whose nascent work shows great promise.

History tells us that Kesselring recipients generally go on to become major forces in the theatre world. The latest to garner kudos for his recent work is James Ijames, who happens to occupy two spots on the Kesselring roster: the Cranefield Award in 2015 for honorable mention; and the 2018 Kesselring Prize. His latest play "Fat Ham" recently received a glowing review in "The New York Times."

Set at a Southern barbecue, James Ijames’s hilarious update on Shakespeare sees a recipe for liberation in the story of family disaster.

Now on view: “Pride Outside”A talented group of young emerging artists takes viewers out of doors to celebrate Pride 202...
05/10/2021

Now on view: “Pride Outside”

A talented group of young emerging artists takes viewers out of doors to celebrate Pride 2021. Images of play, whimsy, and reflection illustrate the importance of safe accessible public space for all and its impact on creativity—a feeling that has been reaffirmed by the realities of the current pandemic.

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 make a reservation or learn more, please visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

Now on view: “Pride Outside”

A talented group of young emerging artists takes viewers out of doors to celebrate Pride 2021. Images of play, whimsy, and reflection illustrate the importance of safe accessible public space for all and its impact on creativity—a feeling that has been reaffirmed by the realities of the current pandemic.

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 make a reservation or learn more, please visit nationalartsclub.org/exhibitions.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mother figures! 💐
05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mother figures! 💐

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mother figures! 💐

NAC Artist Fellow Rachel Elizabeth Seed’s documentary film “A Photographic Memory” is participating in this year’s DocPi...
05/08/2021
DOCPITCH A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY - Doclands

NAC Artist Fellow Rachel Elizabeth Seed’s documentary film “A Photographic Memory” is participating in this year’s DocPitch!

The pitches are open to the public—vote by May 10.

DOCPITCH A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY - Doclands

Throughout the pandemic, our Club has been proud to continue our partnership with the Administration for Children’s Serv...
05/07/2021

Throughout the pandemic, our Club has been proud to continue our partnership with the Administration for Children’s Services, providing virtual arts therapy to children in their care. In a recent session, the group was challenged to create their best “stop the spread” artwork. This project not only allowed the children to flex their creative muscles but also involved them in the agency’s efforts to combat COVID. These posters by talented young artists are now hung up around ACS’s Children’s Center, where they are encouraging everyone to continue the best practices we’ve all come to know.

ACS protects and promotes safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care and education services.

If you wish to support this meaningful partnership, you may do so by donating art supplies or making a general contribution (nationalartsclub.org/donate). For a list of needed supplies, please reach out to Mitch Case at [email protected].

Author Thomas Dyja shares his book “New York, New York, New York” on Friday, May 14 at 6 PM (ET).
05/06/2021
Thomas Dyja’s New York, New York, New York

Author Thomas Dyja shares his book “New York, New York, New York” on Friday, May 14 at 6 PM (ET).

Author Thomas Dyja recounts the excesses and underbelly of New York’s high and low society

Jean Hanff Korelitz's "The Plot" is one of "The New York Times'" "Books to Watch For in May." The author joins us for a ...
05/06/2021
Jean Hanff Korelitz, Author of The Undoing & The Plot

Jean Hanff Korelitz's "The Plot" is one of "The New York Times'" "Books to Watch For in May." The author joins us for a conversation on Wednesday, May 26 at 7 PM (ET).

An evening with authors Jean Hanff Korelitz and Scott Turow

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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.