Published: November 14, 2015
NEW YORK CITY – The American Art Fair celebrates its eighth year November 15-18 at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street. The gala preview on Saturday, November 14, marks the beginning of American Paintings Week in New York. Inaugurated in 2008, the American Art Fair is the now the only one that focuses on American Nineteenth and Twentieth Century works and features hundreds of landscapes, portraits, still lifes, studies and sculpture exhibited by 17 premier specialists.
Participants include Adelson Galleries, Avery Galleries, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, Conner Rosenkranz, DC Moore Gallery, Debra Force Fine Art, Forum Gallery, Godel & Co. Fine Art, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, James Reinish & Associates, John H. Surovek Gallery, Jonathan Boos, Menconi & Schoelkopf, Meredith Ward Fine Art, Questroyal Fine Art, Thomas Colville Fine Art and Tom Veilleux Gallery.
In conjunction with American Paintings Week, lectures will be given by American art specialists. Avis Berman, writer and art historian, will give a lecture titled “Distilling the American Flavor: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Juliana Force and the Making of the Whitney Museum” on Sunday at 2 pm. Stephanie L. Herdrich, assistant research curator for the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will give a lecture titled “Collecting Sargent: Posers and Patrons in the Gilded Age” on Monday at 4 pm. Lecture seating is on a first-come basis.
Admission to the preview is by invitation; admission to the lectures and the fair is free. Fair hours are noon to 6 pm daily, and to 8 pm on Monday, November 16. For details, visit www.TheAmericanArtFair.com.
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