AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS
2017 INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION OF VISUAL ARTS
March 9th, 2017 – April 9th, 2017
Thursdays through Sundays (1pm to 4pm)
Free and Open to Public
Audubon Terrace, west side of Broadway between 155 & 156 Streets, New York, NY
DAVID&SCHWEITZER Contemporary is pleased to announce Arnold Mesches participation in the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2017 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts. The inclusion of his work marks the Academy’s first post-humous participation of an artist in the Academy’s Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts.
Paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations by 35 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 9 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. Exhibiting artists were chosen from a pool of nearly 165 nominees submitted by members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, writers, and composers.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Charter members include William Merritt Chase, Kenyon Cox, Daniel Chester French, Childe Hassam, Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Vedder, and Woodrow Wilson. The Academy’s 250 members are elected for life and pay no dues. In addition to electing new members as vacancies occur, the Academy seeks to foster and sustain an interest in Literature, Music, and the Fine Arts by administering over 70 awards and prizes, exhibiting art and manuscripts, funding performances of new works of musical theater, and purchasing artwork for donation to museums across the country. (artsandletters.org)