2012 Exhibitions


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March 8 - April 15, 2012
Thursdays through Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Paintings, photographs, sculptures, and works on paper by 38 contemporary artists will be on view at the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters from Thursday, March 8, through Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Exhibiting artists were chosen from a pool of 175 artists nominated by members of the Academy. Participating artists are eligible to have paintings or works on paper purchased and donated to an American museum through the Academy's Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Fund, or to receive one of nine awards, which include five Arts and Letters Awards in Art, the Jimmy Ernst Award, the Award of Merit Medal, the Willard L. Metcalf Award, and the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award. More information about these awards can be found here.

Participating Artists

Artist names link to personal or gallery websites, where available.

Frances Barth
Larry Bell
Huma Bhabha
Jim Campbell
Paul Chan
Mike Cockrill
Cora Cohen
Linda Cross
Paul DeMuro
Rochelle Feinstein
Janet Fish
Erik Foss

Kenji Fujita
Rachel Harrison
Elliott Hundley
Gillian Jagger
Brandt Junceau
Shirley Kaneda
Suzanne McClelland
Judith Murray
Forrest Myers
John Newman
Joyce Pensato
Don Perlis
Elizabeth Peyton
Ann Pibal
Nathlie Provosty
Tom Sachs
Joan Semmel
Nancy Shaver
Stephen Shore
Michael E. Smith
Rebecca Smith
Elisa Soliven
Carrie Mae Weems
Karl Wirsum
Nicole Wittenberg
B. Wurtz