Gallery Calendar

All four galleries of The National Arts Club are open to the public and can be visited Monday to Friday between 10 AM and 5 PM (hours are subject to change). There is no admission fee.

Grand Gallery
The Pastel Society of America’s 43rd Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance!
September 8 - 26

Opening Reception + Gallery Tour:
Friday, September 18, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

183 pastel paintings, including 15 by foreign artists from Canada, China, Finland, Hong Kong, Philippines, Russia, and Spain, along with 168 by US artists, will be hung modified-salon-style to comprise the premier event for pastel artists worldwide. Awards will be bestowed upon 66 artists selected by art scholar and curator Linda Downs, president and CEO of the College Art Association. On September 18, artist Richard McKinley hosts a free gallery tour and reception open to the public. For a full schedule of events, visit or contact the PSA office by phone 212-533-6931 or email

Pictured: Bob Gerbracht, Pastel Study, Purple Shadow

Also, in the Trask Gallery
The Pastel Society of America’s Student Show
September 14 - 28

The 26th student exhibition will include Pastels completed under instruction in the PSA School for Pastels.


Gregg & Marquis Galleries
NAC MODERN: Contemporary Masters in The National Arts Club’s Permanent Collection
September 8 - 26

The beautifully presented and preserved works of art by National Arts Club Life Artist Members that decorate the public rooms of the Club represent only a fraction of the Permanent Collection. A recent reorganization of the Collection has revealed a modest yet strong and unique nucleus of modernist works dating from the 1950s to the present within the Club’s holdings.

Pictured: Will Barnet, Cat and Canary, 1971, Color Lithograph. The National Arts Club Permanent Collection

Grand Gallery
Robert Wilson
September 28 - October 24

Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 1, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

While widely known for creating highly acclaimed theatrical pieces, Robert Wilson’s work is firmly rooted in the fine arts. His drawings, paintings and sculptures have been presented around the world in hundreds of solo and group showings. Wilson exhibitions have appeared at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1991); the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (1991); and the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (1992). His drawings, prints, videos and sculptures are held in private collections and museums throughout the world, notably The Metropolitan Museum of Art; MoMA; the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art; and Centre Georges Pompidou.

We are proud to present Robert Wilson with the NAC Medal of Honor for Achievement in Fine Arts
on Thursday, October 8, 2015.

Photo credit: Yiorgos Kaplanidis
Gregg Gallery
Jerry Uelsmann: Alchemy and Imagery
September 28 - October 24

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Jerry Uelsmann is an iconic figure of Mid-Century American photography.  His innovative use of photographic techniques in the 1950s and 1960s foreshadowed the era of computer technologies today.
   Using the available darkroom technology of the time, which he pushed to the limit, he created prints using multiple exposures, and in integrating the images, he used up to twelve enlargers at one time. The finished project is the dreamlike, surreal, unified image in the blended photographs he creates.
   Mr. Uelsmann has attained the status of a respected elder in the archives of American Photography but retains the clear eye and creative force of his youthful endeavors. He understands the draw of his earlier work and continues to photograph and print, to invent and explore today’s world in his chosen medium.
   Mr. Uelsmann is a retired professor.
Marquis Gallery
Rodrigo Franzão - KATHARSIS
September 28 - October 24

Opening Reception:
Monday, September 28, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The National Arts Club is pleased to present the New York debut exhibition of Brazilian artist Rodrigo Franzão. Born in Sao Paulo in 1982, Franzão is one of the most dynamic and provocative artists among Brazil’s new generation of talent.
   Enlightened by an early background in literature and communications, the work of Rodrigo Franzão reveals an incantatory discourse between the artist, his vision and his uninhibited involvement with found materials.         KATHARSIS transforms this dialogue into an exploration of the human form moving from aspects of beauty to biological condition. The grounding force of Franzão’s line combined with the vibrant play of geometric abstraction gives KATHARSIS a rhythmic power. The work is further enhanced by the artist’s facile use of mixed media and a brilliant sense of color - an echoing pulse of his native country.
   KATHARSIS comes to New York following the success of Franzão’s breakthrough show,  INVOLUNTARY EXCLUSION, presented at the Museu Supremo in the Tribunal de Justica in Brasilia. Later this season he will exhibit in Los Angeles and the Ukraine.