New Venue for The American Art Fair
The American Art Fair moves to a new venue as it celebrates its fourth year and will be held November 28-December 1, 2011 at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. The gala preview on Sunday, November 27, marks the beginning of American Paintings week in New York. Inaugurated in 2008 at the National Academy of Design, the fair focuses on the grand tradition of American art established early in the 19th century and gathers more than 300 works including landscapes, portraits, still lifes, studies, and sculpture.
The Fair assembles the premier specialists in 19th and early 20th century American art. Returning exhibitors include Adelson Galleries, Alexander Gallery, Avery Galleries, Debra Force Fine Art, Gerald Peters Gallery, Godel & Co. Fine Art, Hammer Galleries, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Menconi & Schoelkopf, Questroyal Fine Art, and Thomas Colville Fine Art. New exhibitors include Babcock Galleries, Conner – Rosenkranz, Gavin Spanierman, Jonathan Boos, John H. Surovek Gallery, and Meredith Ward Fine Art.
The Bohemian National Hall was completed in 1897 in the Renaissance Revival style and was designated a New York City Landmark in 1994. After a five-year renovation by the Czech government, it re-opened into three institutions-the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, Czech Center New York and Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association in late 2008. Designed by William C. Frohne, the BNH is a wonderful example and rare survivor of one of the many social halls built in the nineteenth century for New York City’s immigrant ethnic communities. Today, the Bohemian National Hall represents a significant reminder of the major working-class ethnic enclave that once flourished in Yorkville and stands as a monument to an important aspect of the history of immigrants in New York City and the United States.
Fair hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 28. Admission to the preview is by invitation; and admission from November 28-December 1 is complimentary. For details, please visit www.TheAmericanArtFair.com.