For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design
The Society of the Four Arts
For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design is the first exhibition to highlight a pivotal aspect of the collection of the National Academy of Design (NAD) — the joint presentation of an artist’s portrait with his or her diploma work. From its founding in 1825 to the present, the NAD has required all Academicians to donate a representative work to the Academy’s collection, and, from 1839 to 1994, the Academy also required Associates to present a portrait of themselves, whether painted by their own hand or that of a fellow artist.
Hours: Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Gallery admission is $10; no charge for Four Arts members and children 14 and younger.