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The New-York Historical Society housesmaterials relating to the founding of our country, the history of art in America, and the history of New York City.    



MUNICIPAL GALLERY, Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Place, 17th Street, Manhattan.
Loan collections, changed monthly. Open free, week days 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.; Saturday 9 A.M. to 12.
MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, 119 East 19th Street, Manhattan.
Holds competitions and awards prizes; lectures; annual exhibition. Works of art presented by the Society to the City of New York: Hunt Memorial—Erected with other societies in memory of Richard Morris Hunt. Mural Paintings in the Criminal Court Building: The Fates—Liberty, Fraternity, Equality—Justice. Electrolier and Isle of Safety which stood at the intersection of 23d Street and Fifth Avenue. Mural paintings in the Morris High School, "Gouverneur Morris ad-dressing the Convention for Framing the Constitution of the United States in Independence Hall, Philadelphia," and "The First Treaty of Peace made between the Weekquaisgeek Indians and the Dutch at the Residence of Jonas Bronck in 1642." Two bronze Hero Tablets at Police Headquarters bearing the names of those officers whose lives were lost in the city's service. Sculptured panel in the Washington Irving High School; mural decorations in the School being executed. Trophy for drawing competitions in the High Schools of the City which are held semi-annually. Trophy consists of oak panel with bronze medallion and has been held by the DeWitt Clinton High School for two successive terms.
MURAL PAINTERS, 215 West 57th Street, Manhattan.
Course of atelier instruction maintained in conjunction with the Beaux-Arts Architects and the National Sculpture Society.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN, 215 West 57th Street, Manhattan. Two exhibitions each season. Maintains school at Amsterdam Avenue and ro9th Street, where there is a gallery of portraits of Academicians and examples of their work. Founded 1826.
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 119 East 19th Street, Manhattan.
Loan collections changed monthly. Open free, daily 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Club entrance 15 Gramercy Park.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS, Secretary, Earl Stet-son Crawford, 51 West loth Street, Manhattan.
Annual exhibitions.
NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY, 215 West 57th Street, Manhattan. Free course for the study of decorative scupture given in co-operation with the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects; occasional exhibitions.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF CRAFTSMEN, 119 East 19th Street, Manhattan. Permanent exhibit in salesroom of Society; large annual exhibition.
NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Central Park West and 77th Street, Manhattan.
Important collections of paintings by old masters; Egyptian antiquities; New York prints. Open free, daily, except Sundays and holidays, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.


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