The National Academy School and Museum. Photo: Andy Ryan

New York’s National Academy School to Go on Hiatus

The National Academy School in New York announced today that it will suspend classes this August and go on hiatus until it finds a new home for its education program and museum. The museum closed in 2016 in preparation for the sale of the academy’s two buildings on Fifth Avenue and East Eighty-Ninth Street.

The institution is working with the Art Students League, the New York Studio School, and the MFA studio art program at Montclair State University to transfer students to their organizations so that they may continue their studies without interruption.

“We are so appreciative of the talented and dedicated school staff, faculty, and students, and want to thank them for their understanding and support as we plan our institution’s bright future,” board cochair Tim Walch said in a statement.