Wednesday, December 11, 2019

SATURDAY: Sketch the National Museum of the American Indian

The building itself is a spectacular Beaux Arts edifice with wonderful murals and a very sketchable interior.   The exhibitions are always interesting.  It's actually part of the Smithsonian Institution.  Programing explores the diversity of the Native peoples of the Americas and the strength and continuity of their cultures from the earliest times to the present.


WHEN: This Saturday, December 14, 2019, starting at 10:00 AM.

WHERE: The National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, New York,
(Located in: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House) 
The Museum is on the south side of Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan, adjacent to the northeast corner of Battery Park.

-    Admission is free.
-    Anyone sketching there is almost guaranteed to be an Urban Sketcher

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

Note:  The Museum is run by the Federal Government and is part of the Smithsonian.  Smithsonian security personnel conduct a thorough but speedy hand-check of visitors’ bags, briefcases, purses, strollers, and containers. Visitors are required to walk through a metal detector.

LUNCH12:00  Noon - Flavors Cafe at the corner of Whitehall and Bridge Sts.  Bring your own or purchase from Flavors (If you bring your own consider buying a drink from the cafe?)

AFTERNOON1:15 PM - Back to sketching the museum

SHOW and TELL3 PM.  We'll probably return to Flavors Cafe,  our lunch spot where we will get a drink or a snack and share our day's drawings while telling cool art stories. 

-  Bring a stool if you own one. It gives you so many more options.
(The museum allows stools but not easels.)

If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.

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