National Academy of Design

Chelsea, Manhattan

Credit: © Etienne Frossard @etienne_fro.

After eight decades on the Upper East Side, the National Academy of Design opened its new exhibition space in Chelsea in September 2023. Designed by Bade Stageberg Cox Architects, the 7,800-square-foot space opens with “Drawing as Practice,” a sweeping exploration of 200 years of drawing, featuring more than 100 works by 80 artists and architects. Guided tours of the exhibition and back-of-house spaces will be offered first-come, first-served at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The guided tour will also include behind-the-scenes remote virtual tours of the Academy’s art storage in Delaware, where the Academy houses its historic collection of more than 8,000 art works, one of the most important collections of American art and architecture in the world.

After eight decades on the Upper East Side, the National Academy of Design opened its new exhibition space in Chelsea in September 2023. Designed by Bade Stageberg Cox Architects, the 7,800-square-foot space opens with “Drawing as Practice,” a sweeping exploration of 200 years of drawing, featuring more than 100 works by 80 artists and architects.

Guided tours of the exhibition and back-of-house spaces will be offered first-come, first-served at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The guided tour will also include behind-the-scenes remote virtual tours of the Academy’s art storage in Delaware, where the Academy houses its historic collection of more than 8,000 art works, one of the most important collections of American art and architecture in the world.

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New York, NY 10001