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National Academy Museum

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National Academy Museum
1083 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10128
Venue Type: Museum

Neighborhood:
upper east side



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> CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
June 4th - August 23rd The Annual 2015: The Depth of the Surface.
Sigmund Abeles, Eric Aho, Gregory Amenoff, Alice Aycock, William Beckman, Lynda Benglis, Robert Berlind, Laurence O. Booth, Ann Chernow, Leweis Cohen, Peter Cox, Donna Dennis, Jane Dickson, Davod Driskell, Lin Emery, Alan Feltus, Eric Fischl, Janet Fish, Bruce Fowle, Nancy Friese, Edward Giobbi, Dan Gustin, Nancy Hagin, Eric Holzman, Diana Horowitz, Wendy Evans Joseph, Roberto Juarez, Morton Kaish, Jonah Kinigstein, Karen Kunc, Leonardo Lasansky, Joe Lasker, Mel Leipzig, Leonid Lerman, Vincent Longo, Knox Martin, Mary Beth McKenzie, RAOUL MIDDLEMAN, Peter Milton, George Nama, Wilbur Niewald, Kate Orff, Anthony Panzera, Philip Pearlstein, Cèzar Pelli, Judy Pfaff, Thomas Phifer, Antoine Predock, Paul Resika, Dorothea Rockburne, Moshe Safdie, Joel Shapiro, Lorraine Shemesh, Philip Lawrence Sherrod, Shahzia Sikander, Burton Silverman, Robert A. M. Stern, Juergen Strunck, Evan Summer, Bernard Tschumi, Billie Tsien, William Tucker, Ursuala von Rydingsvard, Susane Jane Walp, Tod Williams, Fred Wilson, Jack Zajak, Murray Zimiles
 
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.nationalacademy.org
CONTACT:  
212-369-4880
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
PHONE:  
212-369-4880
FAX:  
212-360-6795
COST:  
Adults $12, Seniors (65+) and Students with valid ID $7, Members + Students of the National Academy School FREE Children Under 12 FREE
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DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1825, the National Academy is the only institution of its kind that integrates a museum, art school, and association of artists and architects dedicated to creating and preserving a living history of American Art.

Modeled after the Royal Academy in London, the National Academy was founded 185 years ago with the simple yet powerful mission to “promote the fine arts in America through instruction and exhibition.” For the very first time in this country, an arts institution was conceived with artists and architects at its core. The founders of the National Academy believed that the practice and exhibition of fine art could flourish outside of the aristocratic patronage system. Their new egalitarian institution would aim for the highest echelons of artistic expression with an inclusive philosophy, enriching and educating a new generation of artists and architects and preserving and sharing their work with the public.

Today, with its museum, art school, and association of artists and architects – the National Academicians – the Academy sees its original mission realized through a contemporary lens. It is a continually evolving testament to the transformative power of art, an institution that sheds light on over 7,000 great works, a thriving forum for education, intergenerational dialogue and debate, and a source of vibrant exhibitions. The National Academy is an organization where tradition is celebrated and new visionaries embraced, connecting the past, present, and future of American art.

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