Located in the Greenwich Village section of New York City, the Salmagundi Club presents programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public.
Over the years, many famous artists have been members of the Salmagundi Club including. Childe Hassam, William Merrit Chase, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Charles Dana Gibson and Norman Rockwell. Today, the club has approximately 850 artist members, mostly from the New York area but also artists based around the globe.
Founded in 1971, the club grew out of a sketch class held in Johnathan Scott Hartley's studio where a number of artists and friends would meet each Saturday evening. It was originally called the New York Sketch Club but changed its name to the Salmagundi Club in 1877. The reason for the name change is unclear but it appears to be related to the Salmagundi stew, which has been a popular staple at the club since its earliest days.
The Club had a number of homes in New York City. However, in 1917, it obtained title to its present location, a historic Italianate brownstone building at the base of Manhattan's prestigous Fifth Avenue.
Inside the building are three galleries as well as a cafe and offices. The galleries host a series of temporary exhibitions each year including member exhibitions and the annual Coast Guard Art Program (“COGAP”) exhibition. The building's formal parlor displays some of the club's permanent collection of some 1,500 works.
For more information about visiting, see the Salmagundi Club's website.
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