National Academy Museum

1083 Fifth Avenue

About Us:

About the National Academy:
The National Academy is a community of artists, students, museum-goers, and supporters of the arts. Since 1825, the National Academy Museum, School, and association of esteemed artists and architects—National Academicians—have been united in the common goal of bringing art to all through arts education and exhibition.  Building and sharing the heritage of the arts in America is central to our mission.

Academy Museum:
The Academy Museum celebrates the visual journey of the arts in America.  Marked by discovery, experimentation and innovation, the Museum’s permanent collection—comprised of artist-submitted works—offers profound insights into the story of American art. Through special exhibits, ARTalks and events, the Museum shares the living, growing legacy of the prominent artists and architects in the National Academy.


Fatima Ab

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Free admission, breathtaking art exhibits (Creative Mischief May 2017). We were among the only people there. This is a must-see and a hidden gem.

Amber Bell

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Love going here! Went to see the impressionist exhibit & walked around here, i could of spent days here.

Sofia Echa

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
A great school with amazing people working there. Beautiful museum located near Central Park and Guggehheim museum. Unfortunatelly the last show in this landmark mansion will be Creative Mischief in May, after that they will be looking for another home for NA.

Donny Owle

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012
I only got to see the gift shop area. Very nice place. Would love to go back soon.

Thiago Saksanian Hallak

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
There's only two floors of small galleries with american unknown artists from the 20th century and a space reserved for the art of the students. I discovered a real great artist there (Neil Welliver) but wasn't much impressed with all the others. And I pay 10 dollars (as student) to spend three hours to see the whole museum.

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Exhibition - Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

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Exhibition - Miriam Schapiro, A Visionary

Miriam Schapiro, A Visionary presents a cross-section of works from each period of the artist’s remarkable, multifaceted sixty-year career, and will be Schapiro’s first survey exhibition in New York City, where she resided. In the ‘50s, Schapir…

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Exhibition - The Annual 2015: The Depth Of The Surface

Comprised of nearly 70 esteemed artists and architects, The Annual 2015: The Depth of the Surface is a celebration of the Academy’s members and, as in years past, features a broad range of styles employed by several generations of National Academic…

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Exhibition - Self: Portraits Of Artists In Their Absence.

Artists have created self-portraits for centuries, in part to ensure presence in their absence. Self explores the relationship artists have with their own image and how self-representation has evolved over the past 200 years. In our age of compulsive…

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