The National Museum of the American Indian
Located in the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House.
SATURDAY, January 14, 2023
The National Museum of the American Indian is stunning, inside and out, - a NYC's Beaux Arts masterpiece. I believe Herman Melville's day job was in this building when it was our Custom House. The museum always has interesting displays and artwork. In the past I've been tempted to draw the American Indian artwork but at other times the artwork seemed to end up influencing the way I was drawing the building and the other sketchers. Interesting stuff!
The museum is owned by the US Government which means to enter we'll need to pass through a metal detector. They also state that masks are required.
Where: The National Museum of the American Indian– at One Bowling Green, New York, is located on the south side of Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan, adjacent to the northeast corner of Battery Park.
When: Start time: 10 AM. Admission to the museum is free.
Lots of ways to get there by Subway
- 4 & 5 trains to Bowling Green
- 1 train to Rector Street or South Ferry
- R (& W on weekdays) trains to Whitehall Street
- J & Z trains to Broad Street
- 2 & 3 trains to Wall Street
Lunch: 12:00 PM. Meet in the lobby at noon for a short walk (location to be confirmed on Saturday)
Afternoon: 1 PM - Back sketching at the museum
Show and Tell: 3:00 PM - The social part of our day when we'll share our artwork and tell sketching stories. Location to be confirmed on Saturday.
- Despite the metal detector I’ve brought my sketching stool numerous times with no problem. A stool is always a handy item that allows you to sketch from the perfect spot.
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.