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Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

       
     
       
     
In all the galleries

The National Arts Club 120th Anniversary Exhibition
Celebrating The Permanent Collection  |  A Living Legacy

November 1, 2018 - January 4, 2019


During the months of November and December, the Galleries of The National Arts Club will proudly display treasures from the Permanent Collection. As well as a showcase for masterworks from the original Artist Life Members, the exhibition will celebrate artists who have lived and worked at the NAC, Medal of Honor recipients, and Members whose generosity has expanded the Collection and made ongoing restoration projects possible.

The GRAND GALLERY will feature master landscapes from the founding Artist Life Members, enhanced by contemporary works by recent Medal of Honor recipients and important guest artists who have exhibited at the Club in the past decade. Many of the beautiful period frames surrounding these works have been specially restored for this exhibition.

The GREGG GALLERIES will display Works on Paper and Sculpture. Works from Rembrandt to Robert Indiana will be included as well as tributes to resident artists, past and present - Everett Raymond Kinstler, Diana Kan, Chen Chi and Richard Seyffert. Sculpture by Daniel Chester French, Paul Manship, Victor David Brenner and Marc Mellon will enhance the space. Selections from the Club’s Archives will hang in the MARQUIS GALLERY.

The TRASK GALLERY will celebrate the NAC Exhibiting Artist Members - EAM - in its many manifestations over the last 120 years. Forty current EAM members have created special works, inspired by The National Arts Club that will be for sale to benefit the Club and the Adopt-a-Masterpiece Program.
       
     
       
     
Grand + Gregg Galleries
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club: 122nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition

January 7 - 25

Reception: Friday, January 18,  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
Drawings of Gaston Lachaise

December 17 - January 25

Gaston Lachaise was an American Modernist sculptor for whom the act of drawing was of utmost importance throughout his career. His reliefs grace Rockefeller Center, his sculptures are in the finest collections of American art, and his drawings continue to amaze. Lachaise attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the age of about 20 followed an American woman to the United States, where he sought to create “a new Venus.” 
    The exhibition will show the development of the artist from his early drawings, including lyrical ink figures and geometric crayon heads, to his enormous, exuberant works in ink of ‘Woman,’ inspired mostly by his muse, model and eventual wife, Isabel Dutaud Nagle, but also by burlesque dancers of the 1920s and 30s. Making their first appearance will be a selection of exquisite, never-before exhibited sketches, as well as a rare self-portrait of the artist drawn on Hotel Brevoort stationery. 
       
     
       
     
Trask Gallery
White: Elizabeth O'Reilly

January 7 - February 1


White as a color. How does white work as a color? In this body of work, Elizabeth O’Reilly looks closely at white in sunlight and white in shadow. Painted on site from locations on the North Fork of Long Island to cabins in Maine, O’Reilly’s work is based on her close observation of the natural world.
     Irish-born but Brooklyn-based since 1986, O’Reilly received her B.Ed from The National University of Ireland and an MFA from Brooklyn College. Her work has been reviewed extensively in Art in America, The New York Times and Art News among others. She has received numerous awards including a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant. A documentary on her work, An Artist Abroad, was shown on network TV in Ireland. O’Reilly’s work is found in many public and corporate collections both in the United States and abroad.

Pictured: SNOW AND PINK PATH, Oil on panel