Salmagundi Art Club

The word “salmagundi” appears in the papers of Washington Irving—best known for his story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”—where it refers to a mixture of many ingredients. In 1871 a group of young artists borrowed the word to describe their nascent club, being, as it was, a loose alliance of artists with diverse viewpoints and goals. Today the club offers rotating visual art exhibitions as well as lectures, demonstrations and sketch classes by artist members. Exhibitions and public programs are generally free-of-charge while drop-in art classes have a fee.

Subjects of programs include estate planning and what to do with art collections (for artists and owners).

Past Salmagundians include Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Philip Sousa and Stanford White. The club is in a landmark building constructed in 1853.

Salmagundi Art Club

47 Fifth Avenue

(between 11th and 12th Streets)

New York, NY 10003

(212) 255-7740

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Subway: L, N, R, Q, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street - Union Square


Mon1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


    • Free admission

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    • Membership Program

      Artist-members have the opportunity to exhibit work in four to six exhibitions a year, including the spring and fall Auction Exhibitions in which members' paintings are auctioned off for the mutual benefit of the artist and the club. Application forms are available by writing or calling (212) 255-7740.