The National Arts Club (NAC) has announced the launch of “NAC @ Home,” a new online program series.
While the Club is temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 crisis, this series continues to fulfill the NAC’s mission to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts.
“NAC @ Home” offers online performances, artist talks, workshops, and more.
All programs are free with registration. For a full schedule and registration details, visit nationalartsclub.org.
Upcoming “NAC @ Home” programs include:
Fashion Q&A: Supermodel Carol Alt (pictured top) on Thursday, April 16, 3 p.m.
Enjoy a conversation on fashion with supermodel and author Carol Alt.
Alt is one of the most successful models of all time. Almost immediately after entering the industry she was featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and went on to be a favorite for magazine covers appearing in more than seven hundred magazines including Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, and Playboy, who gave her the high accolade of ‘Most Beautiful Woman in the World’.
Alt was also referred to as the ‘Next Million Dollar Face’ by Life Magazine.
At Home with Jewelry Expert Frank Everett on Saturday, April 18, noon.
Jewelry expert Frank Everett answers your questions…from home.
Everett is Vice President, Sales Director for Sotheby’s Jewelry. In his role, Frank participates in arts-related events and exhibitions throughout the United States.
He managed the 2019 exhibition ‘IN BLOOM: a Selling Exhibition of Floral Jewels’ and he oversaw the jewels offered in The Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon which achieved $43.8 million in 2014.
This program is presented in partnership with Gem X.
Fashion Victims: Germ Warfare. Tuesday, April 21, 3 p.m.
Join the NAC for a conversation on the history of clothing and contagious disease with fashion historian Dr. Alison Matthews David.
Dr. Matthews David is a historian of dress and textiles, focusing on the 19th and early-20th century fashion, accessories and material culture. Her work intersects with multiple areas including medical history, criminology, and occupational health.
Her creative work includes fashion curation, and launched the journal Fashion Studies with her co-editor Dr. Ben Barry in 2018. She is the author of Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present among other books.
Christine Coulson, Author of Metropolitan Stories. Tuesday, April 28, Time TBA
Author Christine Coulson discusses her novel Metropolitan Stories. Described as a “surreal love letter” to the private side of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Stories unfolds in a series of amusing and poignant vignettes in which readers discover larger-than-life characters, the downside of survival, and the powerful voices of the art itself.
The result is a novel bursting with magic, humor, and energetic detail, but also a beautiful book about introspection, an ode to lives lived for art, ultimately building a powerful collage of human experience and the world of the imagination.
Jazz Pianist Jon Weber, Thursday, May 7, 1 p.m.
Pianist Jon Weber performs an intimate jazz concert from his home. Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance and composition—scoring extensively for television since 1987. Weber is a consummate post-bop musician with a lithe technical ability and an ear for complex harmonic compositions.
For a full list of events or to learn more, please visit nationalartsclub.org.