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.
Extravagance is what the Arts Club does best – note the stained glass panels, decorative fireplace surrounds, bookcases, and doors.
A detail of a stained glass panel
Today The National Arts Club offers a variety of shows, educational programs, and awards in areas including theater, visual arts, film, literature, and music.
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.
Woody Allenesque music reception
The marvelous stained-glass ceiling
How to get there
15 Gramercy Park South
Text: Laurie Trueman