City Life Org – The American Art Fair celebrates its 15th anniversary


Joseph Stella (American, 1877-1946), Sunflower, about 1929, gouache on paper, 27 3/4 x 30 1/2 inches. Image courtesy of Somerville Manning Gallery at the American Art Fair, May 14-17 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York. Free admission to the Fair and to the conferences; visit for details.

The American Art Fair is reborn in its fifteenth year with a permanent move to spring dates, opening American Art Week. A destination for curators, collectors and the curious, the fair is known for showcasing museum-quality works at accessible prices from leading experts in 19e and 20e American art of the century. Free to the public May 14-17, 2022 at New York’s elegant landmark: Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street.

Women artists, artists of color, and overlooked or newly discovered artists are among the creators of the nearly 400 works featured by Hudson River School painters, American Impressionists, Tonalists, American Illustrators, Ashcan School , American modernists, American abstractionists and for the first time, American surrealists as well as Mexican and Latin American masters.

Permanent exhibitors are Alexandre Gallery, American Illustrators Gallery, Avery Galleries, Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts LLC, D. Wigmore Fine Art, Debra Force Fine Art, Inc., Forum Gallery, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., Kraushaar Galleries, Meredith Ward Fine Art, Questroyal Fine Art, LLC and Thomas Colville Fine Art.

The fair’s five new exhibitors, each with over 40 years of expertise, discuss American Surrealism, American Sculpture, American Works on Paper, Mexican and Latin American Art, and the Wyeth Family: Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, Graham Shay 1857, Keny Galleries, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art and Somerville Manning Gallery.

The series of free conferences begins on Saturday May 14 at 2 p.m., Burn the Gondolas: Sargent, Whistler and American Art in Venice by Crawford Alexander Mann III, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at Telfair Museums. And at 4 p.m. Protests and patronage: the Cubists of Park Avenue and the promotion of abstract art in America by Carol Troyen, Kristin and Roger Servison Emeritus Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m., The Transcendental Painting Group by Susan L. Aberth, Edith C. Blum Professor of Art History and Visual Culture and Coordinator of the Theology Program at Bard College. And at 4 p.m. Milton Avery: looking back by Erin Monroe, Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Admission to conferences is free; seats are allocated on a first-come basis. Masks are encouraged but not required except for conferences. ID and proof of vaccination are required for entry. Visit

SOURCE The American Art Fair/PRNewswire


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