All galleries of The National Arts Club are open to the public and free of charge.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* Hours are subject to change

  

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

       
     
     
Grand Gallery
Morton Kaish - Spring Rising

October 2 - 28


After a successful run at The Butler Institute of American Art, The National Arts Club is pleased to be selected as the New York venue for Morton Kaish - Spring Rising.  
   Morton Kaish is an American artist  whose work can be found in major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the British Museum. Critics have noted Kaish’s powerful ability  to combine traditional and experimental painting techniques with contemporary insights. Spring Rising presents 30 years of Kaish’s floral and landscape works. His relish for blazing color, vigorous brush work and intricate handling produces paintings that are romantic but never sentimental. Also featured are a series of accomplished etchings and monotypes.  
   Morton Kaish is Professor Emeritus in the School of Art and Design at FIT/SUNY as well as well as serving on the faculties of The New School, Boston University, The Parsons School of Design and The School of Visual Arts.

       
       
     
Gregg Gallery
Jose Luis Bustamante - The Power of the South Wind - Across Borders

October 2 - November 25

The acclaimed Mexican artist, Jose Luis Bustamante, returns to The National Arts Club with an exhibition of new work inspired by his observation of the powerful migration of the south wind. Studying color and movement, Bustamante has created a body of work that captures the warm yet powerful elements of the physical world and emotional spaces.  
   Installing unique groupings of diptych, triptych and polyptych, the artist creates an environment of continuous flow and creative freedom. A master colorist, Bustamante’s power of communication is immediate and arresting and allows him to effortlessly combine his pictorial, cultural and political visions and views.

       
       
     
Trask Gallery
Through The Lens of Rose Hartman

October 2 - 28


For 40 years, photographer Rose Hartman has documented nightlife in some of the most legendary settings in New York. An artist who manages to create the illusion of intimacy in the most public circumstances, Hartman, in her own words, “captures souls”. A chronicler of decades of fashion as well as popular culture, her arresting pictures have been published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair. She is the subject of the recent documentary film “The Incomparable Rose Hartman.”   A collaboration between the Fashion and Fine Arts Committees, Through The Lens, will feature some of Hartman’s most iconic images including Mick Jagger, Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol.


       
       
     
Marquis Gallery
Jeremy Ruiz - Recent Work

Extended through October 28


The National Arts Club is pleased to present this solo show of recent works by Jeremy Ruiz, Assistant Printer and Studio Manager of the Lower East Side Printshop. Pulling from everyday experiences, Mr. Ruiz makes the ordinary magical through his exploration of place, light, color and transformation.

Image: Jeremy Ruiz, UNTITLED, Watercolor and oil monotype on paper



       
       
     
Grand Gallery
A Tribute to Irving Petlin

October 30 - January 4

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 1,  6:00-8:00 PM

American artist Irving Petlin is renowned for his mastery of the pastel medium and his collaborations with other artists including Mark di Suvero and Leon Golub.  Engaging in multiple discourses - political, philosophical and psychological - Petlin’s work radiates with a mastery of line, color and light and is enhanced by a sense of myth and unlimited space. The National Arts Club exhibition will include the first showing of the artist's pastel series - Storms, After Redon.  
   The work of Irving Petlin can be found in the collections of MOMA. the Metropolitan Museum and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Mr. Petlin is currently featured in the exhibition L’Art du Pastel de Degas à Redon at the Petit Palais in Paris.

       
       
     
Trask Gallery
Lissa Rivera: Beautiful Boy

November 6 - 25

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 16,  6:30-8:30 PM

Photographer and curator Lissa Rivera presents “Beautiful Boy,” an investigation of the visual language of femininity that is deeply embedded in the DNA of our cultural perceptions. This award-winning project has been heralded by The New York Times and Harpers Bazaar and recently received the Magnum Photography Award for portraiture.   
   With her romantic partner as muse, Rivera explores the evolution of image culture in relationship to identity, sexuality, and gender. Rivera meticulously art directs each ethereal photograph, piecing together intricate costumes, settings, and concepts that interrogate the history of cinema and photography. By presenting her partner within the lineage of great beauties, Rivera re-contextualizes what is attractive and beautiful as well as the visual pleasures available to women.