The Vision & Art Project’s Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition, ‘What Was Once Familiar’ at The National Arts Club

 

 

 

erge Hollerbach, Hanging Out, date unknown. Tempera on paper, 38½ x 26½ inches. Contributed by Drew Saunders / Newman & Saunders Galleries.

In celebration of The Vision & Art Project’s 10th anniversary, a special benefit exhibition will be held at the National Arts Club in New York. What Was Once Familiar: The Vision & Art Project’s Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition will be on view from March 20 until April 26, 2024, with a cocktail reception to be held on Thursday April 4, 6-8pm.

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Bronze Sculpture of the Whimsical Traveler ‘The Little Prince’ Unveiled in the Villa Albertine Garden & a Musical Play Celebrating 80th Anniversary of the Publication at National Arts Club

 

 

 

The Little Prince, sculpture by artist Jean-Marc de Pas. Image credit: Argenis Apolinario

Since Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s beloved novella The Little Prince was published in 1943, generations of children—and with them, generations of adults—have fallen under its spell. In honor of the book’s 80th anniversary, the prince himself has made his grand return to Manhattan. On September 20, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna unveiled a bronze sculpture depicting the whimsical traveler at the garden entrance of Villa Albertine, located at 972 Fifth Avenue. This project by French sculptor Jean-Marc de Pas was spearheaded by the American Society of Le Souvenir Français, in partnership with the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation.

In addition, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French author and aviator who lived in New York during World War II, the National Arts Club will host a musical play in French, Vols au-dessus du Volcan, is based on the correspondence between Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his wife Consuelo. The Event will take place at National Arts Club on November 21st at 6:30pm. Free with Registration.

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A Masterpiece in the Making: Joaquín Sorolla’s Gouaches for the Vision of Spain at The National Arts Club

 

 

 

Image: Courtesy of The Hispanic Society of America, New York. Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida

The National Arts Club is proud to partner with the Hispanic Society Museum and Library in presenting this landmark exhibition commemorating the Valencian master Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. The exhibition features the work of the Valencian master Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida—the preeminent artist in Spain at the turn of the 20th century—on the occasion of the centennial year of his death. On view are Sorolla’s rarely-seen preparatory sketches for the paintings in the HSM&L’s Sorolla Gallery, Vision of Spain. This is the first time the works are being exhibited in the U.S.

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Chellis Baird: The Touch of Red at National Arts Club in March

 

 

 

Chellis Baird. Image, Flirt, 2021, Golf Leaf plaster cast

The National Arts Club will open its doors to Chellis Baird in the exhibition ‘The Touch of Red,’ on view from March 21st through April 8th. In this exhibition, Baird, a 2022-23 National Arts Club Artist Fellow, explores the complex significance of the color red, expanding upon her signature techniques of sculpture, painting and textiles within the spectrum of the hue.

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Benefit Print Project: 10 Years and Counting at National Arts Club

 

 

Pictured: El Anatsui, Black and Silver, 2018. Photo by Christopher Burke Studios

Benefit Print Project: 10 years and Counting looks back at completed collaborations and looks forward to featuring new projects over the last two years. Benefit Print Project publishes editions and unique works of art in all media, from photography and graphic arts to ceramics and sculpture, and has completed collaborations with internationally acclaimed artists, such as El Anatsui, Herman Bas, Lynda Benglis, Olafur Eliasson, William Kentridge, Larry Poons, and Donald Sultan, since its inception in 2010.

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Voices of the Soho Renaissance on view at National Arts Club

 

 

via National Arts Club

In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests, Soho emerged as a source of spontaneous creativity not seen in the city for decades. Local artists took to the streets to transform the blank plywood barricades put in place by neighborhood businesses as protection into positive and elaborate art pieces. This exhibition presents a selection of works created by artists in the forefront of this dynamic movement.
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Visiting the Historic National Arts Club During the Holidays

 

 

 

The National Arts Club, 14-15 Gramercy Park South

Built in 1845, the historic pair of townhouses, 14-15 Gramercy Park South, was home to Samuel J. Tilden, former governor of New York. who lived there until his death in 1886. Calvert Vaux, who became its next owner, combined the two row houses, creating the building that stands now ~ and has been home to The National Arts Club since 1906. Take a look inside with a few images below, or take a fabulous virtual tour!

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Studio in the Street: Symbols ~ Totems ~ Cyphers at The National Arts Club

 

 

 

Studio in the Street at National Arts Club

The National Arts Club opened its Grand Gallery to the exhibition entitled Studio in the Street: Symbols ~ Totems ~ Cyphers, an overview of Street Art from the 1980s.

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Marcia Grostein: Brighton Beach Bliss ~ The World as it Should Be at The National Arts Club

 

 

 

Marcia Grostein, Beauty and the Beast, 2014; 40×30 in. Courtesy National Arts Club

Great timing for Marcia Grostein’s exhibition, Brighton Beach Bliss: the World as it Should Be, a testament of harmonious coexistence between diverse populations, and one of several wonderful exhibitions currently on view at The National Arts Club.

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Illustrated Lecture on New York’s Iconic Flatiron Building at the National Arts Club

 

 

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Journalist Alice Sparberg Alexiou, author of a book about the Flatiron Building, to which her family has a long connection, will talk about what this iconic structure means to the city, the world, and to her on Tuesday, February 12th at 8pm.

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The Pastel Society of America’s 46th Annual Exhibition ~ September 4th

 

 

2017 Lila Gold Memorial Award ~ donated by Duane Wakeham & Richard Sutherland.  Self Portrait – Drawing in Subway, Pastel on paper, 30 x 30 in.
by Daniel E. Greene PSA-MP, HFH

The Pastel Society of America’s 46th Annual Exhibition entitled, Enduring Brilliance! will be held at The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park in September.

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