Press Preview: The National Academy Museum Annual 2012 Tuesday, January 24, 2012

National Academy Museum is inviting the Press to be treated to breakfast and then receive an introduction to the Annual 2012 exhibition.

New York, NY, January 14, 2012 --( Tuesday, January 24, 2012

9:00 AM Breakfast

9:30 AM Welcome by Carmine Branagan, Director followed by an introduction of the exhibition by Marshall Price, Curator Modern and Contemporary Art

RSVP by January 23 at

Featuring works by over 100 artists and architects, the Annual reveals the cross-generational dialogue occurring in the art world by juxtaposing contemporary masters with emerging and mid-career artists, showcasing Academicians and invited artists and architects.

Featured artists include Ellen Altfest, Karl Benjamin, David Diao, Lesley Dill, Kate Gilmore, Joan Jonas, Roberto Juarez, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm Morley, Alison Saar, Arlene Shechet, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Carrie Mae Weems, Stephen Westfall, among many others. Architectural projects will include work by Jeanne Gang, Peter Gluck, Cesar Pelli, Thomas Phifer, Robert A. M. Stern, Bernard Tschumi, and Billie Tsien, and others.

About The National Academy:

Integrating a museum, an art school and an honorary association of artists and architects, the Academy is dedicated to creating and advancing a living history of American art. The Academy’s inception in 1825 represented a defining moment for American art. Its founders – including Samuel F. B. Morse, Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand – were well aware of America’s dependency on the European artistic tradition and the country’s lack of venues for the exhibition or instruction of art. With the founding of the National Academy, their ambitious desire to establish an institution that would serve American visual culture became a reality.

Today, the National Academy envisions its original mission of exhibition and education through a contemporary lens. It is a continually evolving testament to the transformative power of art where tradition is celebrated and new visionaries embraced, connecting the past, present and future of American art and architecture.


The Annual: 2012
Dates: January 25 – April 29, 2012
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

National Academy Museum
1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street

Admission: Adults: $12; Seniors (65+) and students with valid ID: $7,
Children under 12, members, and students of the National Academy School: free

National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts
Amy Zaltzman