Where are we located?
The National Arts Club is located in beautiful and historic Gramercy Park in New York City at 15 Gramercy Park South. We are easily accessible via car, public transportation, and CitiBike. The closest subways stops are the 6 train at 23rd Street and the 4 5 6 N R Q trains to Union Square. A Citibike station is located adjacent to the club on Gramercy Park South and Park Avenue.
Where can I park?
The NAC does not have a private garage. The closest public parking facilities are located on 20th Street before 3rd Avenue and on 21st Street between Park Avenue and Broadway. Hours of operation vary depending on the location.
What is dress code for members and guests of members?
Members and guests of members are asked to follow the NAC dress code. Collared shirts, sweaters or turtlenecks are required at all times. After 5 pm jackets are required in the Parlors, Dining Room and Bar. Jackets are not required in the galleries. Ladies – After 5 pm ladies are required to wear dresses, pants or business suits. Jeans are acceptable for all members and guests provided they are not torn, neat and presentable.
Cut-off jeans, jeans with holes and tears, short shorts, t-shirts and similar clothing are not permitted anywhere in the Clubhouse. Sneakers, running shoes, stretch pants, leggings, rubber sandals and athletic attire are prohibited in the Clubhouse.
Members and guests who reside in the Clubhouse may wear such clothing only to exit or enter the building.
Specific Club events may require specific attire. Staff at the Reception Desk will ensure that members and their guests will comply with the Dress Code of the NAC. A limited number of jackets are kept at the Reception Desk for gentlemen’s use. It is the member’s responsibility to ensure that each guest adheres to the Dress Code. Noncompliance by members and guests will be referred to the House Committee.
What are the dining room hours and how do I make a reservation?
The National Arts Club dining room, parlors and bar are open only to NAC members and guests of members. Reservation should be made through our dining room office at [email protected] or 212.477.2389.
Our dining room hours are as follows:
Lunch: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Parlors Nibbles & Bites (light fare and bar service): 2:00 –5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Dinner: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The bar is open from 12:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
The dining room and bar are closed Saturday and Sunday.
What are the gallery hours?
All four of our galleries are open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. There is no admission fee. Please call 212.475.3424 for weekend hours.
How do I become a member of The National Arts Club?
Each applicant for membership in The National Arts Club must have a sponsor/proposer and a seconder who are both members in good standing for at least one year and have known the applicant for at least one year. Please email our
Admissions Committee at a[email protected] for details or feel free to download our Admission Guidelines here.
How do I rent one of the spaces for an event (wedding, private reception, luncheon, photo shoot, filming, etc.) ?
In order to rent a space for an event you must either be a member of The National Arts Club or have a current member sponsor your event. Space is often reserved as much as one year in advance. However, cancellations often create openings. To make arrangements contact Remi Koukou, our Events Coordinator at (212) 475-3424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I rent gallery space for an exhibition?
You do not need to be a member in order to rent one of our four galleries for arts exhibitions.
To receive a Gallery Exhibition Proposal package contact Nadine Heidinger at [email protected].
What is Gramercy Park and how do you get a key?
Gramercy Park is Manhattan's only private park. It is located directly across from the Club and is open to members only from dawn until dusk. As part of our membership benefits, members can check out the highly coveted key to Gramercy Park at our front desk. Please be aware that no photography of any kind is permitted inside the park.
What is an "Exhibiting Artist Member?"
The "Exhibiting Artists Members" (aka EAM), is a group of artists
selected to Exhibiting Artist Membership through a juried application
process. You must be a member in good standing of The National Arts Club in order to be considered for membership. Non-members need not apply. NAC Members can download an application here and submit it to [email protected].
How can I reserve a transient/guest room?
The National Arts Club's transient/ guest rooms are available only to NAC members and guests of members. Please contact the Front Desk at 212.475.3424, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to inquire about availability. 72 hours notice is required for cancellations. Cancellations with less than 72 hours notice will result in full billing.
Where are the archival records of The National Arts Club?
The archival records of The National Arts Club, covering the years 1898-1960, are housed at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, located at 750 9th Street, NW, Victor Building, Suite 2200, in Washington, D.C. (202.633.7950). The archival records of The National Arts Club, approximately covering the years 1960 to the present, are held in the Club's permanent archives. For additional information, please contact [email protected].
Microfilm copies of the records are available at the New York branch of the AAA, located at 1285 Avenue of the Americas, lobby level (212.399.5015), and at the Boston Public Library; the Amon Carter Museum, Forth Worth, Texas; the M. H. de Young Museum, San Francisco; and the Huntington, Library, San Marino, California.The NAC records should be consulted by anyone wishing to do research on club history, including tracing past members and exhibitions..