Arts club; New York, N.Y. A group of artists and writers who met informally in members' homes, 1820-1869. Many members played a significant role in the development of the National Academy of Design. The group was also known as the XXI, in honor of the 21 original founding members.
Loaned 1966 by the Century Club, a New York City arts club whose membership overlapped with the Sketch Club.
Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.
How to Use This Collection
Alternative Forms Available
35mm microfilm reel NC1 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Restrictions on Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
How to Cite This Collection
Sketch Club minutes, 1844-1869. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.