Join us and become part of the evolution of the National Academy of Design as we launch a major initiative to ensure the future of our 192-year-old institution in perpetuity.

This new initiative includes the selling of our Fifth Avenue historic buildings to create a first-time permanent endowment to ensure the sustainability and future growth of the National Academy, and to locate a new facility to house the museum and showcase our extensive permanent collection. (New York Times)

Your investment in the National Academy during this transitional time will help to support current programs:

Salons@nationalacademy: brings together “in conversation” some of the leading voices from the art and architecture world. Drawing directly from the National Academy’s esteemed and extensive membership of nearly 440 (our National Academicians, or NAs), the interview-style salons provide unique experiences for audiences, unlike any other currently available in New York City. Check here for future events.

Master classes: The NA will be hosting a series of Master classes in Spring 2018, which are classes taught by a National Academician, as “master,” to a group of young professional artists, a tradition that goes back to the founding of the Academy. Check here for future offerings.

Preservation of the Permanent Collection: The Academy’s extensive art collection encompasses over 7,700 works donated by Academician artists and architects since 1825, offering profound insights into the story of American art. We will continue to build the Collection, and to develop educational and engagement programs around future exhibitions of the Collection.

National Academicians: The annual NA to NA Campaign is one way for our association of artists and architects—the National Academicians—to donate to the care of the Permanent Collection and public programming. 

Planned Giving: Our planned giving program has made a difference in the National Academy’s ability to keep its historic legacy of American art and architecture alive for present and future generations. Join the Samuel F.B. Morse Society’s distinguished group of benefactors who have designated a planned gift to the Academy.