Paintings, sculptures, video, photographs, and works on paper by 28 contemporary artists will be exhibited in the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, April 5, 2020. Exhibiting artists were chosen from over 150 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, composers, and writers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2020 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.
DIANA AL-HADID ∙ AMY BENNETT ∙ MIKE CLOUD ∙ JANIVA ELLIS ∙ BARBARA ESS ∙ ERIK FOSS ∙ NICHOLAS GALANIN ∙ ELLIOTT GREEN ∙ TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK ∙ SHEILA HICKS ∙ LONNIE HOLLEY ∙ RIDLEY HOWARD ∙ DAVID HUFFMAN ∙ JESSICA JACKSON HUTCHINS ∙ ARTHUR JAFA ∙ YUN-FEI JI ∙ CHEYENNE JULIEN ∙ SIOBHAN LIDDELL ∙ MEDRIE MACPHEE ∙ KARYN OLIVIER ∙ RONA PONDICK ∙ NATHLIE PROVOSTY ∙ BETYE SAAR ∙ IBRAHIM SAID ∙ ROGER SHIMOMURA ∙ HENRY TAYLOR ∙ JOAN THORNE ∙ BRIAN WOOD
INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION OF VISUAL ARTS
MARCH 5 – APRIL 5, 2020, 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; M4 or M5 bus to 155 Street and Broadway
ART AWARDS AND PURCHASE PROGRAM
The Academy’s art awards and purchase programs recognize artists at various stages of their careers. This year, ten participating artists will receive art awards. Additionally, paintings, works on paper, and sculpture are eligible for purchase and placement in museum collections nationwide through the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Funds and the Academy’s general endowment. Among the eighteen artists whose works were purchased and placed last year were Peter Brown (Denver Art Museum, CO, and Cranbrook Art Museum, MI), Judy Cooke (Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, OR), Hermine Ford (Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC), Jenny Lynn McNutt (Yale University Art Gallery, CT), Rose Nestler (Frye Art Museum, WA), Jess Perlitz (Boise Art Museum, ID), and Stephen Westfall (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA). Since the purchase program’s founding in 1946, through the legacy of Childe Hassam, more than twelve hundred works have been purchased and donated to museums throughout the country.
Amy Bennett is honored as a 2020 recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Arts and Letters Award in Art.
David Huffman is honored as the 2020 recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Jacob Lawrence Award in Art.