by Mat Dirjish
Celebrating its 15th year, the American Art Fair makes a permanent move to spring dates and will open American Art Week. The fair has a reputation for presenting accessibly priced museum quality works by experts in 19th and 20th century American art.
Running from May 14 to 17, 2022, the fair takes place at New York City’s Bohemian National Hall, located at 321 East 73rd Street. Admission is free to the public.
Women artists, artists of color, and newly discovered artists are among the creators of the nearly 400 pieces on view from the Hudson River School painters. Stylistically, these include American Impressionists, Tonalists, American Illustrators, the Ashcan School, American Modernists, and American Abstractionists. First timers include American Surrealists and Mexican and Latin American masters.
Continuing exhibitors include the 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.
Five new exhibitors specialize in American Surrealism, American Sculpture, American Works on Paper, Mexican, and Latin American art. They include Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, Graham Shay 1857, Keny Galleries, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, and the Somerville Manning Gallery.
A free lecture series begins on Saturday May 14 at 2 pm and continues Sunday, May 15 at 2 pm. Admission is complimentary with seating on a first-come basis. Masks are optional for the lectures while proof of vaccination and ID are necessary for entry.
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