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
Through Your Eyes: The NAC Collects

March 26 - April 28

Opening Reception: March 26,  6:00-8:00 PM

When setting out objectives for establishing The National Arts Club in 1898, Charles de Kay made special note of the potential contributions connoisseurs and collectors could make in promoting the fine arts in America. The Club’s roll of Charter Members included Benjamin Altman and Henry Clay Frick. Although the core of the NAC’s Permanent Collection came to the Club as a result of the Artist Life Membership program, many works were gifts from the private collections of members.
    To celebrate the joys of collecting and connoisseurship, the Fine Arts Committee is pleased to mount this fourth annual exhibition featuring works from the personal collections of our members. We hope this exhibition will give the NAC family the opportunity to share interests and treasures and to collectively confirm The National Arts Club’s commitment to art and art education.

Pictured: Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2008
Gregg + Marquis Galleries
The Fifth Annual National Arts Club Will Barnet Student Show

March 29 - April 26

The National Arts Club is proud to present the Fifth 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 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
Aaron Miller: Works on Paper

March 26 - May 25 

Opening Reception: April 2,  6:00-8:00 PM

Aaron Miller's artistic research is best described as a social inquiry into class-consciousness. Since the Industrial Revolution, the raw production of coal mining and the luxurious consumption of upper-class life have been inextricably intertwined; each world exists because of the other, despite the seeming distance between the two. Demonstrating this interdependency, he places the heads of coal miners on elegant neoclassical figures, and composes his drawings out of grimy coal dust and silvery, shimmering graphite. The resultant work is a world somewhere between historical reality and the flight of his imagination.

Pictured: Comtesse d’Haussonville Miner, coal dust and acrylic on panel, 24”x18”, 2015.
Grand Gallery
Away From The Wall

April 30 - June 16

Opening Reception: April 30,  6:00-8:00 PM

Two-dimensional painting and three-dimensional sculpture are created through distinct processes. One resides flat on the wall, the other freestanding. With so many variations over the last century there is a combining and blurring of media.  
   Away From the Wall incorporates the traditional wall attachment with structural components that move into space. Both elements support one another. As our spatial relationship with such works is reconfigured, the objects on view challenge our comprehension of how painting and sculpture exist today.
   An exhibition of works by several artists demonstrate the variety of ways they approach the practice.

Photo: Elizabeth Riley “Theater of Summer” Materials: Inkjet-printed video stills, spray painted styrene, rake, metal shelf
Gregg Gallery
The 2017 Will Barnet Prize Winner: CRYSTAL W. M. CHAN

April 30 - May 25
Opening Reception: May 2, 6:00-8:00 PM

We are proud to present the work of Crystal W. M. Chan, the 2017 Will Barnet Prize winner. Born and raised in Macau, Crystal received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. In addition to the NAC Barnet Prize she was also the recipient of the Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau Grant for Artistic and Cultural Study from 2015 - 2017.
   “Nostalgia does not always cleanse the past. A certain kind of sadness remains adrift, violently disturbing. These emotional fragments are pieces that are difficult to put back in shape. Some things are very subtle and quiet, but remain after time.”  To address these sentiments, Crystal’s gestural paintings involve figures and bleak landscapes that are drawn with an expressive line and brushstrokes. She seeks to evoke emotions that resonate with haunting memories.
Marquis Gallery
From The NAC Archives

April 30 - May 25

Opening Reception: May 8,  6:00-8:00 PM

The Archival Council is pleased to share a selection of treasures from The National Arts Club’s Archives. A wide assortment of paintings, photographs and press clippings will celebrate all aspects of the NAC’s history. History, humor and dedication combine to make this a most special exhibition.