2013 INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION OF VISUAL ARTS
|Njideka Akunyili, Beautiful One, 2012||Martha Diamond, Light, 2010||Theo A. Rosenblum,
King Carrot, 2010
|Judith Shea, Louise Monument:|
Portrait of Louises Bourgeois, 2012
|Margrit Lewczuk, Chrysalis II, 2012||Jeff Colson, Roll Up, 2012||Ellen Birkenblit, Tigers vs. Witches, 2013|
|Justen Ladda, Green, Orange and Blue Mirror,2010||Dan Walsh, Overrun,2012|
George E. Ortman
Theo A. Rosenblum
Grace Bakst Wapner
The Academy's art awards and purchase programs serve to acknowledge artists at various stages of their careers, from helping to establish younger artists to rewarding older artists for their accumulated body of work. Paintings and works on paper are eligible for purchase and placement in museum collections nationwide through the Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Funds. In 2013, there are purchase funds available for sculpture. Among the eleven artists whose works were purchased and placed last year were Larry Bell (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY), Rochelle Feinstein (Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL), Carrie Mae Weems (The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI), and Nancy Shaver (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA). Since the purchase program's founding in 1946, through the legacy of Childe Hassam, more than one thousand works have been purchased and donated to museums throughout the country. For further information, please visit http://www.artsandletters.org/awards2_art.php.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters was established in 1898 to "foster, assist, and sustain an interest in literature, music, and the fine arts," and is chartered by Congress. Founding members include William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, Daniel Chester French, Childe Hassam, Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Vedder, and Woodrow Wilson. Each year, the Academy gives approximately one million dollars in awards to artists, architects, writers, and composers. It presents exhibitions of art, architecture, and manuscripts, and subsidizes readings and performances of new musicals. The 115-year-old organization is located in three landmark buildings, designed by McKim, Mead & White, Cass Gilbert, and Charles Pratt Huntington, on Audubon Terrace at 155 Street and Broadway.
MARCH 7–APRIL 14, 2013
Thursdays through Sundays 1 to 4 p.m.
Closed Easter weekend (March 29-31).
Enter on Audubon Terrace, west side of Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets, New York City.
#1 train to 157 Street and Broadway; Bus: M4, M5 to 155 Street and Broadway
Click here for gallery location and directions.
Press Contact: Souhad Rafey, academy AT artsandletters.org, (212) 368-5900.