Built in 1901-1902, this six-story Beaux Arts townhouse on 1083 Fifth Avenue was designed by architects Turner & Killian and became the residence of the noted philanthropist Archer M. Huntington following his marriage in 1923 to Anna Hyatt Huntington, a sculptor and member of the Academy. In 1915, architect and interior decorator Ogden Codman, Jr. designed an extension of 1083 Fifth Avenue on 3 East 89th Street. Codman concurrently remodeled the Fifth Avenue townhouse. The Huntingtons deeded the mansion to the Academy in 1939-1940 for $1.00 and was opened as the National Academy in 1942.
From July 2010 to September 2011, the National Academy Museum and School underwent a series of renovations by architecture firm, Bade Stageberg Cox, transforming public spaces in the museum and its galleries and creating new exhibition, teaching, and assembly space in the school. The redesigned museum galleries emphasize the intimate sensibility and domestic scale of the mansion while creating a dynamic, 21st-century experience for visitors.
Mention OHNY Weekend for free admission.
Sat & Sun - Tours at 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm will explore the Acadamy’s historic Town House and current exhibition, "Beyond the Classical."