My volunteer role as Chair of the Photography Committee was to organize lectures, programs, and exhibitions on both contemporary and historical photography to continue and preserve our legacy of supporting photography as a fine art. The committee is comprised of photographers, publishers, historians, collectors, and artists who also serve as volunteers.
The National Arts Club is a non-profit organization located in New York City whose mission is to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts.
In 1902, the club hosted an exhibition curated by Alfred Stieglitz who was one of the founding members of the National Arts Club in 1898.
His intent was to present, for one the first times, photography as an art.
A sampling of the programming, exhibitions, and Medals of Honor are listed below.
MEDAL OF HONOR EVENTS
The Photography Committee and Board of Directors of the National Arts Club honors a person who has made an outstanding and influential contribution to the photographic world either as an artist, curator, educator or scholar.
70th Anniversary Exhibition of Magnum in New York City.
Werner Bischof, New York City. 1953
Police Detective David Fitzpatrick, of the Technical Assistance Response Unit, spoke about the photographs and his memories of that day.
A book signing and lecture by photographer and director Jerry Schatzberg on Bob Dylan in the early 1960’s.
celebration of the publication of Working from Memory.