Address & PhoneNational Academy Museum
1083 5th Avenue
at 89th Street
New York, NY 10128
DirectionsSubway: Lexington Ave 4, 5, 6 to 86th St
Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 on Fifth and Madison Ave to 89th St.
Fri 10am-6pm during the Annual Exhibition
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Students / seniors $4.50
Free admission is offered to children under 6
Free on Fridays during the Annual Exhibition (May 23-June 24, 2001)
National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts is one of the oldest artist-run organizations in the United States. Founded in 1825, they have always fostered the promotion of the Fine Arts in America, and house a sizeable collection of American Arts, over 8,000 works! Designated a New York City landmark, this elegant and stately six-story Beaux-Arts townhouse designed by Ogden Codman Jr. is one of the few remaining mansions on Fifth Avenue that is open to the public.
Lectures, symposia, gallery talks, tours, and other educational programs are presented regularly, designed to complement special exhibitions and provide rare insights into the creative process from the artist's perspective.
At the Museum
by Jason Wiggins
The National Academy Museum, located along Museum Mile, is housed in a landmark turn of the century Beaux-Arts townhouse. Although the museum appears to be rather small, there is a lot of gallery space featuring the museum's vast collection of 19th and 20th century American Art. The gallery spaces, like the art on display, are rather traditional.
The National Academy Museum is a place that would appeal mostly to art students or people who have a dedicated interest in painting. After visiting two or three other museums on Museum Mile, this museum would probably be too much to absorb or appreciate.