Private Tour of The National Arts Club

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The National Arts Club is an exclusive private members club housed in a brownstone at 15 Gramercy Park. Tired with the city’s turmoil I stopped by to recharge my culture palate, grab a glass of rosé, and get a short tour around.

IMG_7628Extravagance is what the Arts Club does best – note the stained glass panels, decorative fireplace surrounds, bookcases, and doors.

 

IMG_7637A detail of a stained glass panel

 

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IMG_7488Today The National Arts Club offers a variety of shows, educational programs, and awards in areas including theater, visual arts, film, literature, and music. 

 

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Notable Members

National Arts Club has been home to Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Dwight Eisenhower. Among other notable members are Mark Twain, Martin Scorsese, and Uma Thurman.

IMG_7567Woody Allenesque music reception

 

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The marvelous stained-glass ceiling

 

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map-artsdhuriousHow to get there

15 Gramercy Park South
nationalartsclub.org

Text: Laurie Trueman

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