Intending the National Academy to be an organization of the leading artists and architects shaping American visual culture, the founders stipulated that upon election, each National Academician present a representative work, or diploma work, that becomes part of the permanent collection. This legacy has guided the formation of a collection unlike any other in the United States, shaped by the artist and architect members. Thus, the Academy’s collection embodies the institution’s distinctive history, which has intersected with and catalyzed the development of 19th through 21st century American art.
Representing more than 2,000 artists and architects, this preeminent collection spans 200 years of history and includes nearly 8,000 works of art, from paintings, drawings, sculptures, watercolors, prints, photographs, videos, and mixed-media works, to architectural drawings, renderings, and models. It is our pleasure to share news about newly submitted works by artists Eve Aschheim, Tom Burckhardt, and Dread Scott to the Academy’s collection.
Eve Aschheim (NA 2017)
Oil and graphite on canvas on panel
18 1/4 x 14 1/16 in.
Tom Burckhardt (NA 2016)
As of Yet Untitled, 2012
Oil on cast plastic
16 x 20 in.