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.
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.
We're now accepting applications for the 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize, which will be presented to an individual or organization for developing new ways to empower communities through reading. In addition to awarding a $10,000 prize to one winner…Read More »
Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie will make its East Coast debut at the National Academy Museum in New York on September 10, 2015. The exhibition, which traces the trajectory of 2015 AIA Gold Medal Recipient Moshe Safdieâ€™s life and w…Read More »
Miriam Schapiro, A Visionary presents a cross-section of works from each period of the artistâ€™s remarkable, multifaceted sixty-year career, and will be Schapiroâ€™s first survey exhibition in New York City, where she resided. In the â€˜50s, Schapir…Read More »
Comprised of nearly 70 esteemed artists and architects, The Annual 2015: The Depth of the Surface is a celebration of the Academyâ€™s members and, as in years past, features a broad range of styles employed by several generations of National Academic…Read More »
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…Read More »