Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club originated as a sketch class in Jonathan Scott Hartley's studio, and is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. The Club holds a collection of more than 1,500 works of art spanning its 140 year history and has a membership of nearly 850 artists and patrons. Its members have included important American artists such as Thomas Moran, William Merritt Chase, Louis Comfort Tiffany, N.C. Wyeth and Childe Hassam.
Today the Club builds on this legacy by providing a center for the resurgence of representational art in America. The Club offers programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public.
The Salmagundi facilities include three galleries, a library, an elegant period parlor, and a restaurant and bar with vintage pool tables. All facilities are available for special events and private rentals.