The Salmagundi Club Galleries Re-Open with Coast Guard Art Collection Exhibition on June 30, 2020




Image pictured is the 2019 George Gray Award winner, “Guardians of the Puerto Rican Coast,” by Robert Selby. Image courtesy The Salmagundi Club

As New York City moves to step beyond the restrictions of COVID19, it is only appropriate that the Salmagundi Club re-opens its main floor gallery on June 30 with an exhibition of works depicting the United States Coast Guard, first responders in their own right.

The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) makes use of fine art to educate diverse audiences about the Coast Guard. These works vividly bring to life the myriad missions performed by the U.S. Coast Guard including dramatic search and rescue, environmental protection and drug interdiction operation.

Coast Guard artists donate their work to the program. Today, the collection comprises some 2,000 works showing the missions performed by the service’s force of 42,000 active duty members.

The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) Committee of the Salmagundi Club will install the art in the Upper Gallery for an exhibition from June 29 through August 7, 2020.

Please make a note of new days and hours. Gallery hours will be from Tuesday through Friday, 1:00 to 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00pm. The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 Fifth Avenue, between 11th/12th Streets in Greenwich Village.

Salmagundi will adhere to the citywide policy that all attendees must wear face masks while in the gallery and observe social distancing.

The Coast Guard Art Program has been sponsored by the Salmagundi Club since the program’s inception in 1981.

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