Paintings, sculptures, video, photographs, and works on paper by 32 contemporary artists will be exhibited in the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, April 7, 2019. Exhibiting artists were chosen from over 130 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, composers, and writers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2019 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.
JUDITH BERNSTEIN ∙ RICK BRIGGS ∙ PETER BROWN ∙ JAMES O. CLARK ∙ JUDY COOKE ∙ CHARLOTTE DE LARMINAT ∙ FRANCESCA DIMATTIO ∙ JOHN DUFF ∙ INKA ESSENHIGH ∙ HERMINE FORD ∙ AARON FOWLER ∙ KATHLEEN GILJE ∙ MARGARET GRIMES ∙ PETER HUTCHINSON ∙ PATRICK JACOBS ∙ SHIRLEY KANEDA ∙ ALAIN KIRILI ∙ DORON LANGBERG ∙ EVA LEWITT ∙ JENNY LYNN MCNUTT ∙ PAUL MOGENSEN ∙ PORTIA MUNSON ∙ ROSE NESTLER ∙ JOHN OUTTERBRIDGE ∙ JESS PERLITZ ∙ NATHANIEL ROBINSON ∙ MICHAEL SINGER ∙ MARK STEINMETZ ∙ SWOON ∙ STEPHEN WESTFALL ∙ TREVOR WINKFIELD ∙ ALEXI WORTH
On Sunday, April 7, at 4 p.m. David Cohen of artcritical will lead a panel discussion with five awardees in the Academy’s library. The event is open to the public. More information can be found here.
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts
MARCH 7 – APRIL 7, 2019
Thursdays through Sundays
1 to 4 p.m.
Enter on Audubon Terrace, west side of Broadway
between 155 and 156 Streets, New York City.
#1 train to 157 Street and Broadway; M4 or M5 bus to 155 Street and Broadway
ART AWARDS AND PURCHASE PROGRAM
The Academy’s art awards and purchase programs recognize artists at various stages of their careers. This year, nine participating artists will receive art awards. Additionally, paintings, works on paper, and sculpture are eligible for purchase and placement in museum collections nationwide through the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Funds and the Academy’s general endowment. Among the fifteen artists whose works were purchased and placed last year were Chester Arnold (Huntington Museum of Art, WV), Robert Barber (Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN), Jim Long (Orlando Museum of Art, FL), Ruth Root (ICA Boston, MA), Barb Smith (Museum of Arts and Design, NY), Nari Ward (Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC), and Marjorie Welish (Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA). Since the purchase program’s founding in 1946, through the legacy of Childe Hassam, more than twelve hundred works have been purchased and donated to museums throughout the country. For further information, please visit artsandletters.org/awards.