National Academy of Design
1083 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
(212) 369-4880 School Groups ext. 36 • 996-1908 School of Fine Arts

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Founded in 1825 and incorporated in 1828, the National Academy exists to instruct students in the Arts of Design. Since that time, the school has accomplished this purpose and continues today to offer the best instruction available. In addition, the Academy continues its tradition of presenting widely acclaimed exhibitions of the sort of art its students learn.

In all, the Academy's holdings include more than 8,000 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, chronicling major styles and subjects in American art from 1825 to the present.

Public exhibitions of the collection have included the works of such worthies as Winslow Homer, Frederic E. Church, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, as well as many lesser-known but very capable artists. Throughout the year, a number of changing exhibits are offered, presenting some of the finest in American art.

The Academy offers a continuing series of special programs for individuals, including lectures, artists panels, short courses emphasizing various aspects of the arts, and many other activities.

Guided Group Tours are educational and enjoyable -- a great outing for students interested in the arts. School Tours involve discussion of the current exhibition, as well as a hands-on art activity. Serious individual students should contact the Academy for an academic brochure and enrollment procedures.

Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm. Open later during nights with programs, lectures and events. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and major holidays.

Adults $15.00
Seniors & Students $10.00
Children under 12 FREE

Groups: Guided Tours are available for Adult and School Groups. Discounted admission is charged. Please call for details.

Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance.

Lunch: Local restaurants and fast food.

Handicapped Access: Mostly accessible (all but 1 gallery).

Directions: Located at 5th Ave. at 89th St. 30 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

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