A B O U T

A B O U T   S A L M A G U N D I

Salmagundi [pronounced: sal-muh-guhn-dee] is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), professional and social club, created in 1871 by artists and patrons to support one another. It is one of America’s oldest arts organizations with more than 1,100 current members throughout the United States and abroad.

The Club has continuously championed representational art from its founding with iconic members, including: Thomas Moran (1837-1926), William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), Emil Carlsen (1848-1932), N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), Childe Hassam (1859-1935) and Winston Churchill (1874-1965).

Today’s members and recently past members are some of the most recognized names within representational art, including: Jacob Collins, Max Ginsburg, Richard Schmid, Daniel E. Greene, Patricia Watwood, David A. Leffel and many more.

With an eye toward the future, the Club encourages young artists interested in representational art to apply for our junior memberships and scholarships to begin showing in exhibitions.

Support of America’s military veterans and Coast Guard has continued to be an important part of the Club’s legacy. Salmagundi is the proud sponsors of COGAP, a group of approximately 250 professional artists from across the United States who volunteer time and talent to record the history of the Coast Guard and those that serve.

Beginning in 1917, the organization moved to its permanent home within its historic brownstone mansion located in Greenwich Village, New York, NY. The mansion hosts hundreds of yearly art exhibitions, painting demonstrations, lectures, concerts, group meetings, classes, workshops, fellow member organization exhibitions and art auctions. (See our events calendar.)

Salmagundi facilities include three club and rental galleries, a rare pre-dewey decimal library, an elegant period parlor for exhibitions and meetings, a members’ only restaurant and bar, a traditional press for monotype and some of the oldest and largest vintage pool tables in New York. All facilities are available for special events, fellow club exhibitions, artist gallery rentals, weddings, parties and other private rentals.

The Club’s art collection has been built by generous member donations and its purchase prize awards, amassing over 1,500 works of art which span its entire history. Exhibitions of the permanent collection and current living artists are always free to the general public and non-members year round. (See our list of current exhibitions.)

The Club has been working to digitize its vast archives and make them available to the public digitally online. The archives are currently not open to members or the public. The library is open to Club members.

Become a member or support our mission to promote representational art and artists.

A D M I S S I O N

G E N E R A L   A D M I S S I O N

Admission to the galleries are free and open to the public.  Donations are always appreciated to help defer costs.

As per NYC Mandate, proof of vaccination is required to enter the galleries.

Lectures may be open to the public for free or a small fee.

 

M E M B E R   A D M I S S I O N

Club members are welcome to the galleries, our private club dining room, bar and the library.

Attend most events for free or for a member discounted fee.

Members have additional hours of access to the building beyond the general public hours.

 

H O U R S

P U B L I C   E X H I B I T I O N
H O U R S

Monday          1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Tuesday          1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Wednesday    1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Thursday        1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Friday             1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday         1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday           1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

 

C L U B   M E M B E R
B U I L D I N G   A C C E  S  S   H O U R S

Salmagundi club members may enjoy the entire building and offices during these posted hours.

Monday          10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Tuesday          10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Wednesday    10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Thursday       10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Friday            10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday       12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday          12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

 

A D M I N I S T R A T I V E
O F F I C E   H O U R S

Our administrative offices are available to contact during these posted hours. Administration can be contacted by email at info@salmagundi.org or call (212) 255-7740.

Monday          10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Tuesday          10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Wednesday    10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Thursday        10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Friday              10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday       12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday          12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

 

D I N I N G   R O O M
A N D   B A R   A C C E S S

Our fine dining room and bar are open to Salmagundi Club members and their guests September through June. To book a reservation, please email reservations@salmagundi.org with your name, the number of people attending, the date, and time of arrival.

Tuesday          5:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST
Wednesday    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Thursday        5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Friday             5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

 

Our Lower level bar is open all year round during these posted hours.

Tuesday          5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Wednesday    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Thursday        5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Friday             5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST