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  • September 21, 2016

    NA Jack Whitten to Receive National Medal of Arts

    President Barack Obama will present National Academician Jack Whitten the National Medal of Arts award at the White House on Sept. 22. The event also will be live-streamed at

  • September 15, 2016

    NAs Take Part in Akron Art Museum Showcase

    National Academicians John Newman, Judy Pfaff, and Ursula von Rydingsvard are among six contemporary sculptors to exhibit two- and three-dimensional works with paper at the Akron Art Museum, Sept. 30...

  • September 8, 2016

    NA Richard Serra Sculpture Finds Permanent Home

    National Academician Richard Serra's 216-ton walk-through sculpture "Open Ended" is one of the permanent exhibits at the Museum Voorlinden opening on Sept. 11 near the Dutch North Sea coast.

  • August 31, 2016

    NA Renzo Piano to lead reconstruction efforts after Italian earthquake

    The Italian Prime Minister has asked architect Renzo Piano to lead in the reconstruction of the central Italian towns devastated by last month's earthquake.

  • August 26, 2016

    NA Kara Walker Teams Up with Santigold

    "The result is a visual accompaniment to Santigold’s track “Banshee” that’s as kinetic and infectiously playful as the song itself." - New York Times

  • August 24, 2016

    NA Knox Martin Featured in Group Show

    National Academician Knox Martin featured in group show "Synapses: Threads for Thought" at The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York

  • August 18, 2016

    NA Barbara Grossman at Five Points Gallery

    Barbara Grossman's "Visual Transformations” will be on display at Five Points Gallery in Torrington, CT, August 18 - September 21, 2016, with an opening reception August 19  from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

  • August 12, 2016

    NA Mary Heilmann Is Making Waves in London

    Catch National Academician Mary Heilmann's Looking at Pictures at Whitechapel Gallery, London through August 21. Read about her life and work before you go.

  • August 5, 2016

    NA Vito Acconci Solo Exhibition At MoMA PS1

    National Academician Vito Acconci's solo exhibition "Where We Are Now (Who Are We Anyway?), 1976," is on view at MoMA PS1 through September 18. The exhibition showcases Acconci's early works.

  • August 4, 2016

    NA Melissa Meyer Featured in New Art Book

    New York Studio Conversations, Seventeen Women Talk About Art uncovers their artistic practices and creative approaches as well as philosophy, sources of inspiration, and personal stories.

  • July 15, 2016

    NAs Featured in Season 6 of The’s Mets The Artist Project

    National Academicians Eric Fischl, Suzan Frecon, and Carolee Schneemann share what they see when they look at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the final season of the web series The Artist Project.

  • July 15, 2016

    NA Carrie Mae Weems in Group Show at Jack Shainman Gallery

    As the first artist-run super PAC, For Freedoms uses art to inspire deeper political engagement for citizens who want to have a greater impact on the American political landscape.

  • July 15, 2016

    NA James Cutler’s Cutler Anderson Architects honored with two AIA Awards

    The Newberg Residence and the LEED Platinum, Edith Green - Wendell Wyatt Federal Building were recognized for their commitment to sustainable design.

  • July 1, 2016

    NA Don Nice at Driscoll Babcock Galleries

    In Nice’s paintings the every day becomes monumental, the disposable becomes iconic, and American consumer culture is served up for millennial eyes. On view through August 12.  

  • June 30, 2016

    NAs Tod Williams & Billie Tsien to Design Obama Presidential Center

    National Academicians Tod Williams & Billie Tsien have been selected to lead the design team for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.

  • June 30, 2016

    NA Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life on view at The Broad

    The Broad’s first special exhibition is a comprehensive survey of the work of artist Cindy Sherman. Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life is on view through October 2.

  • June 29, 2016

    “In Good Company” Brings NAs Together

    Group exhibition "In Good Company" features numerous National Academicians among others at Lori Bookstein Fine Art in NYC through July 29.

  • June 17, 2016

    NA Ida Applebroog is the Subject of New Film

    The film, “Call her Applebroog,”  is a New York Times Critics’ Pick  by her filmmaker daughter Beth B.

  • May 27, 2016

    NA Chuck Close Exhibition Featured at the Schack Art Center

    The show paying tribute to National Academician Chuck Close with 90 major works near his hometown of Monroe, Washington.

  • May 27, 2016

    NA Ed Ruscha’s Iconic ‘Sunset Strip’ Turns 50

    National Academician Ed Ruscha’s 1966 publication "Every Building on the Sunset Strip" features a 27-foot-long accordion-folded black-and-white image of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

  • May 27, 2016

    NA Frank Stella On View at Sprüth Magers

    National Academician Frank Stella on view at Sprüth Magers Berlin from July 9-September 3, 2016.

  • May 27, 2016

    Take A Look Inside A Miami Condo Designed By NA Rafael Viñoly

    The luxury condominium towers, which will be completed in 2019, feature a skybridge and an 85-foot waterfall

  • May 27, 2016

    Bowdoin College Awards Honorary Degree To NA Dorothea Rockburne

    Bowdoin College awarded National Academician Dorothea Rockburne an honorary degree at its 211th Commencement exercises in front of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

  • May 27, 2016

    NA Jeanne Gang Recommends Extensive Changes to Aquarium

    NA Jeanne Gang recommends extensive changes to National Aquarium in Baltimore

  • May 17, 2016

    NA Simon Dinnerstein featured in “Fine Art Connoisseur” Magazine

    You can find his work in the "Classic Moment" section. Click below to see the full artwork.

  • May 6, 2016

    Centenary of NA Jon Schueler (1916-1992)

    The centenary of NA Jon Schueler (1916-1992) will be celebrated throughout 2016.

  • May 6, 2016

    NA Kerry James Marshall at MCA (Chicago)

    Kerry James Marshall: Mastry is at MCA (Chicago). On view 4/23 through 9/25.  After, it will travel to the Met and the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A.

  • May 6, 2016

    NA Helen West Heller at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery

    The late Helen West Heller’s solo exhibition, Helen West Heller: Art of a Prairie Child, opens at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery (Lindsborg, KS). On view 5/1 through 7/17.

  • May 6, 2016

    NA Wayne Thiebaud at Allan Stone Projects

    Wayne Thiebaud’s solo exhibition at Allan Stone Projects. On view 4/28 through 6/18.

  • May 6, 2016

    NA Paul Resika at Lori Bookstein

    Paul Resika’s Recent Paintings at Lori Bookstein. On view 4/28 through 6/4.

  • May 6, 2016

    NA Diana Horowitz at Lori Bookstein

    Diana Horowitz’s Italian Landscapes at Lori Bookstein. On view 4/28 through 6/4.

  • May 6, 2016

    NA Eric Fischl at Skarstedt

    Eric Fischl’s Rift Raft opens at Skarstedt (Upper Eastside). On view through 5/3 through 6/25.

  • May 6, 2016

    NA William Bailey at Betty Cunningham

    William Bailey’s solo exhibition at Betty Cunningham. Open 4/30 through 6/11.

  • May 5, 2016

    The National Academy Remembers NA Marisol

    The National Academy Museum & School is saddened to learn of the passing of NA Marisol Escobar. Marisol’s images of contemporary culture, at once deadpan and satirical in tone, were produced in ...

  • April 19, 2016

    NA Lorraine Shemesh at The Gerald Peters Gallery

    NA Lorraine Shemesh's solo show will open at The Gerald Peters Gallery in New York City on May 7 through June 10, 2016.

  • April 13, 2016

    The National Academy Remembers NA Harriet Shorr

    The National Academy Museum & School is saddened to learn of the passing of NA Harriet Shorr. She was a painter, elected in 1994 and served on our Advisory Council from 1998-2000.

  • April 6, 2016

    NA Melvin Edwards at the Columbus Museum of Art

    NA Melvin Edwards’ "Five Decades" is on display at the Columbus Museum of Art through May 8.

  • April 6, 2016

    NA Barbara Takenaga at DC Moore

    NA Barbara Takenaga’s "Waiting in the Sky" at DC Moore through April 30.

  • April 6, 2016

    NA Glenn Ligon at Luhring Augustine Bushwick

    NA Glenn Ligon’s "What We Said The Last Time" at Luhring Augustine Bushwick through April 17.

  • April 6, 2016

    NA John Newman at Four A.M.

    NA John Newman’s Drawing After Deadlock (1983) open at Four A.M. through April 11.

  • April 6, 2016

    NA Melissa Meyer at Lennon Weinberg

    NA Melissa Meyer’s solo exhibition at Lennon Weinberg open through May 7.

  • April 4, 2016

    Knox Martin at the The Art Students League of New York

    April–August 7, 2016 “On the Front Lines: Military Veterans at The Art Students League of New York,” UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.

  • April 4, 2016

    Knox Martin at Weatherspoon Art Museum

    January 30–May 1, 2016: Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.

  • April 4, 2016

    Knox Martin at University of Kentucky Art Museum

    February 13–May 29, 2016: “One + One”, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky.

  • March 21, 2016

    A Letter from Maura Reilly, Director

    A Letter from Maura Reilly, Director: Breaking news about our venerable 190-year-old organization.

  • March 10, 2016

    Introductions, curated by NA Roberto Juarez

    La MaMa Galleria present Introductions, curated by NA Roberto Juarez and featuring the work of several National Academicians. On view through April 10th.

  • February 8, 2016

    Laura Shechter | Retrospective

    Join National Academician Laura Shechter on February 14 at Harmon-Meek Gallery for the opening reception for her Retrospective. On view through March 4.

  • January 27, 2016

    John Newman at Anders Wahlstedt

    Visit Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art to view work from NA John Newman's group exhibition Sculptural Drawings. On view through March 19.

  • January 27, 2016

    Joyce Kozloff recently contributed to Painters on Paintings

    Read NA Joyce Kozloff's contribution to Painters on Paintings on NA Miriam Schapiro.

  • January 15, 2016

    Body Superficial

    Visit Sgorbati Projects to view NA David Salle's work in the group exhibition Body Superficial. On view through February 13.

  • January 15, 2016

    NA Katherine Bradford at Canada Gallery

    Visit Canada Gallery to view NA Katherine Bradford's Fear of Waves exhibition. On view through February 13.

  • January 15, 2016

    NA Jonathan Lasker at Cheim & Reid

    Visti Cheim & Reid to view NA Jonathan Lasker's exhibition of recent work, including a series of black and white drawings. On view through February 13

  • January 15, 2016

    NA Carrie Mae Weems receives CAA Awards

    NA Carrie Mae Weems is one of the winners of this year's CAA Awards. She is receiving the distinguished feminist award.

  • January 6, 2016

    Artist Reception with NA Daniel E. Greene

    Join NA Daniel E. Greene on January 15th and 16th to view his exhibition and an in-depth conversation of his 60+ year career.

  • December 28, 2015

    The National Academy Remembers Ellsworth Kelly

    NA Ellsworth Kelly passed away on December 27, 2015. He was elected to the Academy in 1994 and his work is included in prestigious museum collections throughout the United States and Europe.

  • December 28, 2015

    The ICA in Boston receiving work by 3 female Academicians

    Barbara Lee is donating to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston 20 works by 12 female artists, including Academicians Louise Bourgeois, Marisol, Kara Walker, and the late Alice Neel.

  • December 28, 2015

    Q&A with Claes Oldenburg

    Interview Magazine interviewed NA Claes Oldenburg. Learn where this Academician got his ideas from and what he is currently working on.

  • December 28, 2015

    James Turrell’s & MoMA PS1

    NA James Turrel's Meeting (1986) will reopen at MoMA PS1 this summer.

  • December 28, 2015

    Ed Ruscha will donate to the Tate’s collection

    NA Ed Ruscha will donate to the Tate's collection one impression of all future prints he creates for the rest of his lifetime.

  • December 28, 2015

    Miriam Schapiro, A Visionary

    A cross-section of works from each period of NA Miriam Shapiro's remarkable, multifaceted 60-year career, and will be Schapiro’s first survey exhibition in NYC, where she resided.

  • December 23, 2015

    Interim Director Maura Reillly – One of the top 100 powerful people in the art world for this year

    Interim Director Maura Reillly has been named as one of the top 100 powerful people in the art world for this year!

  • December 23, 2015

    The National Academy Remembers George Ortman

    National Academician George Ortman passed away on December 16, 2015. He was elected to the Academy in 1995. Ortman's collaged canvases of the late 50s & early ’60s, pointed toward the austeriti...

  • December 22, 2015

    The National Academy Remembers Robert Berlind

    National Academician Robert Berlind passed away on December 17, 2015.  He was elected to the Academy in 2001 and has been a great friend and supporter of the Academy for many years.

  • December 14, 2015

    The National Academy Remembers Joseph Leon Lasker

    National Academician Joseph Leon Lasker passed away on December 3, 2015.  He was elected to the Academy in 1965, his work is included in prestigious museum collections throughout the United States, a...

  • November 30, 2015

    Knox Martin at Miami Project

    Lawrence Fine Art will exhibit work by NA Knox Martin at Miami Project on December 1 - 6 during Art Basel Miami week.

  • November 25, 2015

    You don’t know Jim: Here’s the 411

    Here’s the 411 on newly elected NA Jim Cutler!

  • November 25, 2015

    Donna Dennis recognized for the 2015 Anonymous Was A Woman

    Congratulations to NA Donna Dennis who was among the ten artists recognized for the 2015 Anonymous Was A Woman Award!

  • November 11, 2015

    2016 Gala & Auction

    Join us on February 24, 2016 at Tribeca Rooftop to celebrate the Academy’s mission and pay tribute to this year’s honoree, SHoP Architects (Greg Pasquarelli, NA).

  • November 9, 2015

    Blouin ArtInfo & Moshe Safdie

    NA Moshe Safdie gives a tour to Blouin ArtInfo of Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie, a retrospective currently on view across all four floors of our museum.

  • October 29, 2015

    Passion and Commitment: The Art of Luther Brady

    Visit Freedman Art to view work from NA Knox Martin in his group exhibition Passion and Commitment: The Art of Luther Brady. On view October 30, 2015 - January, 30, 2016.

  • October 21, 2015

    National Academicians elected in 2015

    It is our pleasure to announce that the following artists and architects have been inducted into the National Academy for the year of 2015:

  • August 7, 2015

    NA Kunc awarded Prix de Print in publication Art in Print

    National Academician Karen Kunc has been selected for the Prix de Print feature for the journal Art in Print.

  • July 21, 2015

    National Academy Announces New Inductees

    Arcitectural Digest shares news of the National Academy's new inductees.

  • July 9, 2015

    Congratulations to NA Laura Schechter

    Congratulations to NA Laura Schechter on being awarded the 2015 NYFA Artists' Fellowship.