At the Core: New Members of the National Academy of Design
The Core, NYC
The National Academy of Design promotes art and architecture in America through exhibition, education, and research.
Founded in 1825, the National Academy is the leading honorary society for visual artists and architects in the United States. We advocate for the arts as a tool for education, celebrate the role of artists and architects in public life, and serve as a catalyst for cultural conversations that propel society forward.
At the core of our mission are the National Academicians, a vibrant community of 450 artists and architects selected by their peers in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to art and architecture in America. Representing a wide cross-section of practice, the Academicians embody our shared belief in the power of art and architecture to change society and enrich lives. Through their individual work and collective initiatives, the Academicians support their communities, their peers, and the next generation of creative thinkers.
As we look to our 200th anniversary in 2025, we will shape and implement new forms of service to artists and architects and dissolve long-standing barriers to culture to foster a community that transcends backgrounds, disciplines, and beliefs. Our work will advance a national conversation about visual art and design and reimagine cultural advocacy for the 21st century.