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Program meetings are held at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan, and begin at 6:00 pm. There is a $45 charge for dinner. Please reserve by contacting Frances Bauer

The Zonta Club of New York

Meetings

Program Meetings at the National Arts Club The National Arts Club is located in the historic Tilden Mansion. 15 Gramercy Park was built in the 1840's and its original flat- front, iron-grilled appearance matched the style of the houses still maintained on the west side of Gramercy Park. Samuel Tilden acquired 15 Gramercy Park in the 1860's, and in the 1870's gave the house a massive overhaul. Tilden hired Calvert Vaux, a famed architect and one of the designers of Central Park to "victorianize" the facade with sandstone, bay windows and Gothic Ornamentation. John LaFarge created stained glass ceilings for the inside of the mansion, and Italian wood carvers made the fireplaces. Glass master Donald MacDonald wrought a unique stained glass dome for the building. All of this prompted architect Philip Johnson to call the mansion, "among the most beautiful in New York."Spencer Trask and the Board of Governors acquired the Tilden Mansion in 1 906 as the new home for the National Arts Club. I became a New York Landmark during the 1960's and was designated a National HIstoric Landmark in 1976. The National Arts Club admitted women on a full and equal basis from its inception. The National Arts Club has a long history of exclusivity through inclusivity. Charles Spencer Trask, Charles Rollison Lamb, Charles de Kay and the other co-founders recognized the importance of many female artists and saw no reason to treat them ifferently from malemusic room artists. The National Arts Club continues its tradition of inclusivity by welcoming minority artist and some of the most important artists and arts patrons in America. Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Dwight D.Eisenhower were all Members of the National Arts Club. Among the istinguished painters who have been Members are Robert Henri, Frederic Remington, William Merritt Chase and Cecilia Beaux. Sculptors have included Saint-Gaudens, Daniel Chester French, Anna Hyatt Huntington and Paul Manship. Many renowned literary figures have also been members. The National Arts Club is proud of its early recognition of new media artforms, like photography, film and digital media, and counts Alfred Stieglitz as one of its early Members. Musicians Victor Herbert and Walter Damrosch were Members, as were architects Stanford White and George B. Post. The Dramatic Arts are currently represented by Members Martin Scorcese, Eth an Hawke, Dennis Hopper, Robert Redford and Uma Thurman.  
¬©Copyright Zonta Club of New York 2017  

The Zonta Club of New York

Meetings

Program Meetings at the National Arts Club
Program meetings are held at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan, and begin at 6:00 pm. There is a $45 charge for dinner. Please reserve by contacting Frances Bauer
The National Arts Club is located in the historic Tilden Mansion. 15 Gramercy Park was built in the 1840's and its original flat- front, iron-grilled appearance matched the style of the houses still maintained on the west side of Gramercy Park. Samuel Tilden acquired 15 Gramercy Park in the 1860's, and in the 1870's gave the house a massive overhaul. Tilden hired Calvert Vaux, a famed architect and one of the designers of Central Park to "victorianize" the facade with sandstone, bay windows and Gothic Ornamentation. John LaFarge created stained glass ceilings for the inside of the mansion, and Italian wood carvers made the fireplaces. Glass master Donald MacDonald wrought a unique stained glass dome for the building. All of this prompted architect Philip Johnson to call the mansion, "among the most beautiful in New York. "Spencer Trask and the Board of Governors acquired the Tilden Mansion in 1 906 as the new home for the National Arts Club. I became a New York Landmark during the 1960's and was designated a National HIstoric Landmark in 1976. The National Arts Club admitted women on a full and equal basis from its inception. The National Arts Club has a long history of exclusivity through inclusivity. Charles Spencer Trask, Charles Rollison Lamb, Charles de Kay and the other co-founders recognized the importance of many female artists and saw no reason to treat them differently from male music room artists. The National Arts Club continues its tradition of inclusivity by welcoming minority artist and some of the most important artists and arts patrons in America. Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Dwight D.Eisenhower were all Members of the National Arts Club. Among the distinguished painters who have been Members are Robert Henri, Frederic Remington, William Merritt Chase and Cecilia Beaux. Sculptors have included Saint-Gaudens, Daniel Chester French, Anna Hyatt Huntington and Paul Manship. Many renowned literary figures have also been members. The National Arts Club is proud of its early recognition of new media artforms, like photography, film and digital media, and counts Alfred Stieglitz as one of its early Members. Musicians Victor Herbert and Walter Damrosch were Members, as were architects Stanford White and George B. Post. The Dramatic Arts are currently represented by Members Martin Scorcese, Eth an Hawke, Dennis Hopper, Robert Redford and Uma Thurman.
Member Theodore Roosevelt
Member Woodrow Wilson
Member Dwight Eisenhower