Museum of the National Academy of Design

In 1825, a group of artists and architects including Thomas Cole, Rembrandt Peale, Ithiel Town, Samuel F. B. Morse, Asher B. Durand, and others formed what would soon become the National Academy. Modeled after the Royal Academy in London, the National Academy was founded with the simple yet powerful mission to promote the fine arts in America through instruction and exhibition.ヤ

For the very first time in this country, an arts institution was conceived with artists and architects at its core. The founders of the National Academy believed that the practice and exhibition of fine art could flourish outside of the aristocratic patronage system. Their new egalitarian institution would aim for the highest echelons of artistic expression with an inclusive philosophy, enriching and educating new generations of artists and architects while preserving and sharing their work with the public.

The Academy continues to preserve and foster the visual arts in America. Through a program of exceptional exhibitions in the Museum and quality instruction in the School, the Academy serves as a link to the art of our past, as well as a bridge to the art of our present and future.

Place Categories: Art MuseumPlace Tags: Painting, printmaking and sculptures

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