January 31, 2014 – Over 120 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper by 37 contemporary artists will be exhibited at the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, April 12, 2014. Exhibiting artists were chosen from a pool of nearly 150 nominees submitted by the 250 members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, writers, and composers.
TOP ROW: Gary Petersen, Wishful Thinking, 2013; Don Gummer, 12-12-12, 2012
Jessica Stockholder, [JS512], 2010; Dennis Kardon, crystalball (iPad painting), 2012
MIDDLE ROW: Wade Saunders, Kinship, 2013; Ultra Violet, Auto Portrait, 2013
Kurt Knobelsdorf, Boy with Orange Sweater and Tie, 2007
BOTTOM ROW: Will Brown, Henry Ave. Bridge, 2010; Robert Birmelin, Watcher at the Window, 2012
Sarah Walker, Mount Meru, 2012
MARCH 6–APRIL 12, 2014
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; Bus: M4, M5 to 155 Street and Broadway
Click here for gallery location and directions.
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 honoring 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 2014, there are purchase funds
available for sculpture. Among the thirteen artists whose works were purchased and placed last year were
Clytie Alexander (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA), Eve Aschheim (The Corcoran Gallery of Art, D.C.), Connie Fox (Parrish Art Museum, NY),
Wopo Holup (Denver Art Museum, CO), Judy Linn (Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA), and
Theo A. Rosenblum (Asheville Art Museum, NC). 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 click here.
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 116-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.
Press Contact: Souhad Rafey, academy AT artsandletters.org, (212) 368-5900.