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.

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

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Enjoy a classical performance by cellist Thomas Mesa on Thursday, November 19 at 3PM (ET).This performance is part of a ...
11/18/2020
Cellist Thomas Mesa

Enjoy a classical performance by cellist Thomas Mesa on Thursday, November 19 at 3PM (ET).

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

A performance by young cellist Thomas Mesa, presented in partnership with the Sphinx Organization

11/17/2020
Designing Hamilton

Meet Paul Tazewell, the Tony Award-winning costume designer behind the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

Alyson Williams and Nat Adderly, Jr. pay tribute to singer, songwriter, and actress Phyllis Hyman on Monday, November 23...
11/16/2020
Old Friends: A Tribute to Phyllis Hyman

Alyson Williams and Nat Adderly, Jr. pay tribute to singer, songwriter, and actress Phyllis Hyman on Monday, November 23 at 7PM (ET).

Presented in partnership with Audelco, New Heritage and AWP.

Alyson Williams and Nat Adderly, Jr. pay tribute to singer, songwriter, and actress Phyllis Hyman

Legendary filmmaker John Waters is donating his art collection—including works by Andy Warhol, Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus, ...
11/13/2020
John Waters, Droll Bard of Baltimore, Promises Art to Hometown Museum

Legendary filmmaker John Waters is donating his art collection—including works by Andy Warhol, Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus, and Catherine Opie—to the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The filmmaker will donate 372 works to the Baltimore Museum of Art. His collection tends toward the perverse, the ironic and the cheerfully nihilistic — and much of it is still here on his walls.

11/13/2020
The National Arts Club Virtual Tour

Take a tour of our historic landmark building—the former home of New York Governor Samuel Tilden—on Gramercy Park.

Step inside the The National Arts Club! The NAC resides in the historic Samuel Tilden Mansion on Gramercy Park. Occupying both 14 and 15 Gramercy Park South,...

11/13/2020
Project Runway

Join designers Marquise Foster, Geoffrey Mac, and Tyler Neasloney, contestants of Season 18 of Bravo’s Emmy-winning competition series, “Project Runway,” for a backstage look at the groundbreaking television show.

On Friday, November 20 at 6PM (ET), Steve Massa, author of “Slapstick Comedy: The Women of Silent Comedy,” discusses the...
11/13/2020
Slapstick Divas

On Friday, November 20 at 6PM (ET), Steve Massa, author of “Slapstick Comedy: The Women of Silent Comedy,” discusses the legacy of women in silent film.

Author Steve Massa highlights the women of silent comedy

Pianist Dominic Cheli performs works by Schumann and Brahms on Friday, November 20 at 3PM (ET).In this program Cheli exp...
11/12/2020
Relationships in Music

Pianist Dominic Cheli performs works by Schumann and Brahms on Friday, November 20 at 3PM (ET).

In this program Cheli explores the turbulent musical and emotional relationships between Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, and the masterpieces that they produced.

Pianist Dominic Cheli plays Schumann and Brahms

11/12/2020
Poetry and Black Lives Matter

Poets Gregory Pardlo and Patricia Smith read from their poetry and discuss writing in the time of Black Lives Matter.

Enjoy a classical performance by violinist Alexandra Alvarado Switala on Thursday, November 19 at 3PM (ET).This performa...
11/12/2020
Violinist Alexandra Alvarado Switala

Enjoy a classical performance by violinist Alexandra Alvarado Switala on Thursday, November 19 at 3PM (ET).

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

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

Join us on Wednesday, November 18 at 7 PM (ET) for a dynamic presentation on the style, inspirations, and lives of some ...
11/11/2020
DRAGS

Join us on Wednesday, November 18 at 7 PM (ET) for a dynamic presentation on the style, inspirations, and lives of some of New York City’s most intriguing drag queens and kings. The evening includes a special live performance by New York City drag stars Marti Gould Cummings and MRS. SMITH.

A dynamic presentation on the style, inspirations, and lives of some of New York City’s most intriguing drag queens and kings

One of the world's most famous tourist attractions has become a place for artistic protest.
11/10/2020
How Times Square became an unlikely hub for resistance art

One of the world's most famous tourist attractions has become a place for artistic protest.

Since the start of the pandemic, one of the busiest tourist attractions in New York City has found itself dominated by artists with a message

Journey to ancient Gotham on Tuesday, November 17 at 1PM (ET) with archaeologist and architectural historian Dr. Elizabe...
11/10/2020
The Ancient Architecture of Gotham

Journey to ancient Gotham on Tuesday, November 17 at 1PM (ET) with archaeologist and architectural historian Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis.

Since its founding, the city of New York has been intentionally interpreted through the architecture of ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East. Dr. Macaulay-Lewis explores the different ways in which New Yorkers re-conceived antiquity’s buildings and monuments beginning in the 18th century.

Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis explores the different ways in which New Yorkers have re-conceived antiquity’s buildings and monuments

Join “Hamilton” costume designer Paul Tazewell on Monday, November 16 at 7PM (ET). Tazewell discusses his Tony Award-win...
11/09/2020
Designing Hamilton

Join “Hamilton” costume designer Paul Tazewell on Monday, November 16 at 7PM (ET). Tazewell discusses his Tony Award-winning designs for the hit Broadway musical, along with his illustrious nearly 30 year career on Broadway, in regional theater, film, television, dance, and opera.

A conversation with Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell

Art historian Eve Kahn lectures on revolutionary artist Mary Rogers Williams on Friday, November 13 at 3PM (ET).A baker’...
11/05/2020
Eve Kahn on Mary Rogers Williams

Art historian Eve Kahn lectures on revolutionary artist Mary Rogers Williams on Friday, November 13 at 3PM (ET).

A baker’s daughter from Hartford, CT, Mary Rogers Williams biked and hiked from the Arctic Circle to Naples, exhibited from Paris to Indianapolis, wrote about her travels and work, taught at Smith College for nearly two decades, but sadly, ended up almost totally obscure.

Art historian Eve Kahn will lecture on revolutionary artist Mary Rogers Williams

11/05/2020
Cellist Sterling Elliott

Young cellist Sterling Elliott performs a classical program with songs by Czech composers Josef Suk, Antonín Dvořák, and Leoš Janáček.

Program:

Josef Suk: Ballade and Serenade for Cello and Piano Op.3
Leos Janacek: Pohadka
Antonin Dvorak: Silent Woods
Edouard Lalo: Cello Concerto - finale

Accompaniment on piano: Luis Ortiz

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

On Friday, November 13 at 1PM (ET), fashion designers Marquise Foster, Geoffrey Mac, and Tyler Neasloney, contestants of...
11/05/2020
Project Runway

On Friday, November 13 at 1PM (ET), fashion designers Marquise Foster, Geoffrey Mac, and Tyler Neasloney, contestants of Bravo’s Emmy-winning competition series, “Project Runway,” provide backstage look at the groundbreaking television show.

"Project Runway" designers provide a backstage look at the groundbreaking television show

Writers Gregory Pardlo and Patricia Smith share their poetry and talk about writing in the time of Black Lives Matter on...
11/04/2020
Poetry and Black Lives Matter

Writers Gregory Pardlo and Patricia Smith share their poetry and talk about writing in the time of Black Lives Matter on Thursday, November 12 at 6PM (ET).

Gregory Pardlo and Patricia Smith will read from their poetry and talk about writing in the time of Black Lives Matter

#ElectionDay is here! If you haven't voted yet, we encourage you to do so. For everything you need to know, visit vote.o...
11/03/2020
Everything You Need to Vote - Vote.org

#ElectionDay is here! If you haven't voted yet, we encourage you to do so. For everything you need to know, visit vote.org.

Register to vote. Check your registration status. Get your absentee ballot. Fast, free, easy, secure, nonpartisan.

Celebrate 45 years of Battery Dance on Tuesday, November 10 at 6PM, with artistic director and founder Jonathan Hollande...
11/02/2020
Convergence of Dance, Diplomacy, and Pandemic

Celebrate 45 years of Battery Dance on Tuesday, November 10 at 6PM, with artistic director and founder Jonathan Hollander.

Marking its anniversary during the pandemic, Battery Dance has redoubled its mission of artistic excellence and social relevance at home and abroad.

This program is presented in partnership with Battery Dance Company.

An Illustrated talk with Jonathan Hollander, Artistic Director and Founder of Battery Dance

Join us on Monday, November 9 at 12PM (ET) for a virtual showcase of and conversation on Native drawings produced in the...
11/02/2020
Native Amazonian Drawings

Join us on Monday, November 9 at 12PM (ET) for a virtual showcase of and conversation on Native drawings produced in the Amazon basin during the 1970s.

This program is presented in partnership with SHIN GALLERY.

A virtual showcase of and conversation on Native drawings produced in the Amazon basin during the 1970s

Happy Halloween from our haunted home on Gramercy Park!
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween from our haunted home on Gramercy Park!

Halloween is upon us! Here are some of our favorite costumes from past celebrations at our haunted home on Gramercy Park...
10/30/2020

Halloween is upon us! Here are some of our favorite costumes from past celebrations at our haunted home on Gramercy Park.

Halloween is upon us! Here are some of our favorite costumes from past celebrations at our haunted home on Gramercy Park...
10/30/2020

Halloween is upon us! Here are some of our favorite costumes from past celebrations at our haunted home on Gramercy Park.

Award-winning young cellist Sterling Elliott performs a classical program on Thursday, November 5 at 3PM (ET). This perf...
10/29/2020
Cellist Sterling Elliott

Award-winning young cellist Sterling Elliott performs a classical program on Thursday, November 5 at 3PM (ET).

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

A performance by young cellist Sterling Elliott, presented in partnership with the Sphinx Organization

Election Day is less than a week away. We encourage you to make a plan to make your voice heard. For everything you need...
10/28/2020
Everything You Need to Vote - Vote.org

Election Day is less than a week away. We encourage you to make a plan to make your voice heard. For everything you need to know, visit vote.org.

Register to vote. Check your registration status. Get your absentee ballot. Fast, free, easy, secure, nonpartisan.

Artist Nina Katchadourian's installation "Monument to the Unelected" has been exhibited every election cycle since 2008,...
10/28/2020
Nina Katchadourian’s Tribute to Political “Roads Not Taken”

Artist Nina Katchadourian's installation "Monument to the Unelected" has been exhibited every election cycle since 2008, showcasing the campaign signs of candidates who didn't win.

An intriguing meditation on the flawed two-party system, the power of Katchadourian’s Monument to the Unelected lies in its ability to confront us with alternative histories.

Take an architectural look at the United Nations campus and its 2007 $2 billion renovations on Wednesday, November 4 at ...
10/28/2020
Modernizing The Modern

Take an architectural look at the United Nations campus and its 2007 $2 billion renovations on Wednesday, November 4 at 6PM (ET).

An architectural look at the United Nations campus and its renovations

10/27/2020
How to Slay

Join award-winning journalist and content creator Constance C.R. White for an inspirational journey through Black fashion in America.

10/27/2020
Voter fraud, suppression and partisanship: A look back at the 1876 election

Election Day is a week away! Our historic landmark building—the former home of one-time presidential candidate Samuel Tilden—was featured in this recent CBS segment on the contentious election of 1876.

With just days left until Election Day, many Americans hope the race finishes smoothly — unlike the disputed election of 1876.

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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.