National Academy Museum and School to Reopen in September 2011

Renovations Enhance Visitor Experience and Provide Newly Designed Exhibition and Teaching Space in the Academy School

The National Academy Museum and School will reopen in September 2011 with exhibitions and installations of masterpieces of American art and little-known and infrequently seen gems from the nineteenth through twenty first centuries. The museum closed for renovation in July 2010.

The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts promotes the fine arts in America through exhibition and education. The Academy comprises an honorary society of American artists and architects, a museum, and a school of fine arts. Founded in 1825 as the National Academy of Design by leading artists who included Samuel F. B. Morse, Asher B. Durand, and Thomas Cole, the Academy continues to play a critical role in preserving and fostering the visual arts in America.

Throughout the centuries, the National Academy has represented equality, prestige, and solidarity for artists, providing institutional support, instruction, intellectual and aesthetic inspiration, and perhaps most importantly, a sense of identity and connection. A thoroughly unique trinity of artist association, museum, and art school has enabled the convergence of faculty and students, architecture and art, and most significantly, Academicians past and present.

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