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Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* Hours are subject to change


Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Grand Gallery
A Tribute to Irving Petlin

October 30 - January 4

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.

You can download the exhibitions catalog "A Tribute to Irving Petlin" here.

Gregg Gallery
Nina Rodin:
You are not a real painter, she said.

November 27 - January 5

Danish artist Nina Rodin’s work includes print, photography, sculpture or large-scale installation but the subject always returns to the painterly mark. Painting, with its historical and physical constraints, harbours such myriad possibilities that Rodin finds resonances with the complexities of the human brain and the universe.       
   Rodin playfully exploits the absurd, surprising and sometimes beautiful results of applying pseudo-scientific protocols to the making of paintings. Science is ineffectual as an original mode of expression but supplies a rich source of material and methods: numbering, archiving, imaging devices such as microscopes or x-ray viewing boxes, labelling, ordering, and systematic analysis.
Artists Statement:
The exhibition showcases a very diverse selection of books, works on paper, paintings and video work. Each work is rich and complex: if anything my work has become more obsessive, more detailed, more laborious too. 
   The title of the exhibition - which is not a review of the show - refers to something a colleague once said in jest to me.  Though I often wake up dreaming of painting the morning, I am still a scientist too. A lot of my work revolves around applying numbering and labelling, or other scientific methodologies to the act of painting. Some of the work take on 'real paintings', either by working with reproductions of famous paintings or by borrowing the styles of an established cannon of 'real painters'. Most of the work is conceptual and comes from ruminations on the historicity of painting, which feels appropriate in the context of The National Arts Club, a 120 year-old institution. The title is also a reflection of my  interest in the definition of art. I have continued to write about what art is and given lectures and talks both in universities, at conferences and to lay audiences.
Trask Gallery
Deck The Walls: A Holiday Exhibition and Sale

December 4 - January 6

Join us for a festive opening reception, Art and Book Sale on  December 7,  6:00-8:00 PM

To celebrate the arrival of the holiday season, the Trask Gallery will overflow with a special exhibition and book sale benefiting the NAC Adopt-A-Masterpiece program. Just in time for gift giving, this is a rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional work of art or a rare art book from our extensive collection at an exceptional price.        
   Established in 2013 through the generosity of individual member donors, the Adopt-A-Masterpiece program has made possible the restoration of Permanent Collection favorites including Robert Vonnoh’s Reverie, Andrew Winter’s Eastern Point Light and Paul Cornoyer’s Shepherd’s Cottage, Moonlight.   
Grand + Gregg Gallery
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club:121st Annual Open Juried Exhibition

January 9 - 26, 2018
Benefit Reception: January 19,  6:00-8:00 PM

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828-1887) was a prominent New York philanthropist and art collector, and the only woman among the 106 founders of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to bequeathing her painting collection to the museum, Ms. Wolfe left an endowment to Grace Church in Manhattan to promote “women’s work.” For over 60 years, the Club has been welcomed by The National Arts Club in furthering that goal and hosting the Annual Open Juried Exhibition. This event provides opportunities for members and non-members alike to show their work in the heart of the world’s art capital, New York City. As part of the exhibition, over $8,000 in awards are made each year.
Marquis Gallery
From The Permanent Collection: Selections from Goya’s LOS CAPRICHOS

January 8 - 24, 2018

In 2014, a complete Ninth Edition of Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos was discovered in a miscatalogued volume that was part of the Robert Henri Library donated to The National Arts Club by member Janet LeClair in 1994. The set, given to Robert Henri by Randall Davey, one of his students at the New York School of Art, who became a close friend and traveling companion on trips to Europe, went on display in the Grand Gallery in January 2015. William Grimes in The New York Times wrote, “It has  been 20 years since the complete series of the Caprichos has been seen in Manhattan and the Goyas at The National Arts Club come with an unusual story. And admission is free.” The show was the best attended in the Club’s recent exhibition history.  
   This installation in the Marquis Gallery will feature 14 of the best known images from this 1799 masterwork.