Fall 2018 Public Programs

The National Academy of Design is pleased to present our fall public program schedule. Launched in 2017, our public programming series places you upfront and close with today’s leading artists. We are thrilled to welcome such an extraordinary group of National Academicians joining in on the conversations this fall.


Painters on Painting

The longtime online journal, Painters on Painting, comes alive as four remarkable artists gather to discuss contemporary painting. The National Academy is honored to provide them the platform to introduce their muses and to go beyond critical discourse. Reserve your spot to experience this conversation and join us after the panel for a champagne reception with the artists.

Tuesday, September 25
Program | 6:30 pm
Artists' Champagne Reception | 8:00 pm

Eric Fischl, NA + Peter Saul, NA + Dana Schutz, NA in conversation.

Moderated by Julie Heffernan, NA.

View event details and ticket information here.


Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King

Friday, October 19
Film | 7:00 pm
Q + A | 8:00 pm

Join us for the New York premier of this fascinating independent film on the science of emotion. Through the work of Elizabeth King, NA and conversations with fellow artists, Double Take asks the questions pivotal to art and society today. This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to reserve your spot!

Read more and watch the trailer here.

View event details and ticket information here.


Carroll Dunham, NA + Kyle Staver, NA In Conversation

Tuesday, October 23rd
Program | 6:30 pm
Artists' Champagne Reception | 7:30 pm

Be a part of the conversation between two of today’s most celebrated artists. Informal and candid, the salon series – salons@nationalacademy – is a way to get to know your favorite National Academicians. Reserve your spot for this dynamic event and join us directly following to meet the artists at a post-salon champagne reception.

View event details and ticket information here.