All four galleries of The National Arts Club are open to the public,
Monday to Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.* There is no admission fee.

  

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

 

 
   
 

Grand Gallery
THROUGH YOUR EYES: The NAC Collects

February 6 - 22


Opening Reception:
February 9, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


When setting 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. 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 generous gifts from the private collections of members.
   To celebrate the joys of collecting and connoisseurship, the Fine Arts Committee is excited to mount this third annual exhibition featuring works from the personal collections of our members. From the classical to the cutting edge, the Grand Gallery will be filled with works of art that will offer the NAC family the opportunity to share interests and treasures.

Image: Will Barnet, THE COLLECTORS

       
     
Marquis Gallery
Libbet Loughnan

February 6 - March 4

Libbet Loughnan’s paintings explore the fragility and connectedness of humanity. Her work reflects a childhood rich in family warmth under the Australian sun, stories encountered across countries in adult life - particularly in NYC - and a desire for more reflection on the place of humans within nature.
   Usually working with dark and bright acrylic on wood, Loughnan sometimes produces watercolors on paper and sculptures.
Recent awards include the President’s Prize, The National Arts Club, New York (March 2016) and First Prize in Art Lab Award 2015 and fully hosted Artist Residency, awarded by the Academia Luciana, Civitella, Italy (2015). Loughnan has exhibited in the USA, Australia, Germany, Italy, Mexico and the Philippines, including recent solo shows in the Philippines and Australia.

Image: "Childhood Baths #4”, 2016, Acrylic on Wood, 9x16 inches framed

       
     
Trask Gallery
Jerry Dantzic's Photography of Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: 1957

February 6 - March 4

Opening Reception:
February 7, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


    In 1957, New York photojournalist Jerry Dantzic spent time with the iconic singer Billie Holiday during a week-long run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill.
    Jerry Dantzic's photographs have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Life, Look, Vanity Fair and American Photo. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art.

     
     
Gregg Gallery
OUTSIDE THE LINES: The Fourth Annual NAC Drawing Invitational

Through March 4


Drawings have for centuries offered viewers the most immediate and intimate glimpse of an artist’s process and vision. More than paintings, drawings make us constantly aware of the physical act of their making. Since the early 20th century artists have made the argument that drawings can possess inherent qualities that make them a major art form in their own right. Today, through the use of unconventional media, artists have energized the force and impact of line.
    The Annual NAC Drawing Invitational brings together an eclectic group of artists who continue to challenge the concept of drawing to create powerful expressions through line. Included are works by Elsa Mora, Terry Winters, Kendall Shaw and Jimmy Wright.


Image: Lisa Sylvester, Libertine, 2013, Ink and acrylic on paper

     
     
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 www.societyofscribes.org

       
     
Gallery Openings in March + April
SAVE THE DATE

EARLY MAGNUM:
ON & IN NEW YORK

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.


THE WILL BARNET ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW

April 3 – 29


The National Arts Club is pleased to announce the Third Annual Will Barnet Student Show. This show honors Will Barnet and his lifelong dedication to arts education.
   The work of undergraduate students from prestigious New York area schools will be showcased in the Gregg and Marquis Galleries. Also, last year’s First Prize winner, Michele Floria, will be presented in a debut solo exhibition in the Trask Gallery. We invite you to join us in welcoming these emerging talents to the NAC.

       
       
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