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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions


Grand Gallery
118th Annual Exhibiting Artist Members Exhibition

February 27 - March 23

In 1906 The National Arts Club celebrated its new headquarters on Gramercy Park with an exhibition of American paintings belonging to member and collector William T. Evans. A successful businessman and renowned collector, Evans, as the Club’s Art Committee chair, was instrumental in creating the Artist Life Membership Program and establishing the Exhibiting Artist Members Exhibition.

Pictured: The NAC 2016 First Prize Winner, Frances Middendorf, Dad at the Art Fair, Oil on paper   

Gregg Gallery
Unn Magnussen Friberg

March 6 - April 1

Unn Magnussen Friberg was born in Oslo, Norway, and educated at The National Academy of Arts in Oslo, and The Royal University of Arts in Stockholm, Sweden. She lives in Stockholm.
   She moves between the abstract, the designed and the depiction of the visible reality, usually limited to a few colors in a monochrome scale. In graphic prints made with a carborundum technique, she uses ornamental great color contrast. In other artworks she uses soft and organically adapted lines. In recent years, her mind for experimentation has been occupied by the photopolymer technique, and she has had several projects at the Royal University of Art in Stockholm. In addition to a considerable graphic production, her paintings in oil and tempera have been shown and appreciated throughout Sweden.
   Her works are featured in art museums and art collections in Sweden, Norway and England, and she has done several public commissions in Sweden. She has taught and lectured at art schools in Sweden and Norway.

Marquis Gallery
Salvatore Catalano - Saints & Sinners

March 6 - April 1

Salvatore Catalano grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in the 50s and 60s, the son of Sicilian immigrant parents.
   The theme, "Saints & Sinners" came naturally to him. The two outstanding influences in his life were the church and the streets. In church he learned about Heaven and Hell and the lives of the saints. In the streets, he heard stories of gangsters and organized crime. These portraits are of people, good and evil and in-between.
   Mr. Catalano is an artist and an educator. His commissions have included all forms of visual communication.
   His work can be found in private and corporate collections. He is an Associate Professor in The School of Art & Design at F.I.T. in NYC. He was a long-time faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. "Lessons From the Masters" is a course that he wrote and taught for fifteen years in Florence, Italy.

Trask Gallery
Society of Scribes

March 6 - April 1

Gallery Talk: March 23, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Society of Scribes presents its annual Members Exhibition of calligraphic works. For more information, visit

Grand Gallery

March 27 - April 29

Magnum Photos launches its 70th-anniversary program in New York City in tandem with this year’s AIPAD fair with an exhibition of photographs taken during the early years of the agency in the city in 1947-60. The show combines classic images taken in the 1950s by Magnum members such as Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Erich Hartmann and Dennis Stock along with archival pictures from the agency’s New York office.
   This exhibition portrays the workings of the organization and its community of enterprising members in dialogue with the city that has been Magnum Photos’ U.S. home and a source of inspiration since its founding in 1947.

Gregg and Marquis Galleries

April 5 – 27

The National Arts Club is pleased to present the Fourth Annual Will Barnet Student Show. The show honors Will Barnet’s contributions to the NAC and his lifelong dedication to arts education.
   This dynamic exhibition showcases the work of undergraduate students from nine prestigious New York area schools. Building on the success of the previous exhibitions, the Student Show prizes are highly recognized in the art world and the level of talent presented continues to be fresh and original.
   We invite you to join us in welcoming these young artists to The National Arts Club and to celebrate the NAC’s ongoing commitment to educational outreach and emerging talent.
Trask Gallery
Keith Ellenbogen: Underwater Wildlife New York

April 3 - 29

Underwater Wildlife New York is a visual journey into salty waters - from Montauk Point, NY to Cape May, NJ - to discover and explore an extraordinary world that is teeming with life. Our local waters are among the most diverse and productive marine ecosystems and home to a dazzling array of species. This exhibition presents large-format images of local marine wildlife aimed at using photography to inspire ocean awareness and stewardship.
   Keith Ellenbogen is an acclaimed underwater photographer who is partnering with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium to stimulate public awareness of the diversity of life in our local waters. Keith is a Senior Fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers, a Fellow at the Explorers Club and an Assistant Professor of Photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He was a 2015-2016 Visiting Artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a 2006-2007 U.S. Fulbright Fellow.
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