About IAC

Initiatives in Arts and Culture (IAC) educates diverse audiences across the globe in the fine, decorative, and visual arts. Embodying and informed by a cross-disciplinary approach, our primary activities are conferences, publications, and exhibitions that explore issues related to fabrication, connoisseurship, cultural patrimony, cultural preservation, and the future of culture. Particular areas of emphasis include American painting, precious substances, and the Arts & Crafts Movement.

IAC’s projects have been supported by a wide array of individual, corporate, and foundation funders, and we pride ourselves on our extensive collaborations with entities whose values and commitments we share.

2024 Events

American Art Conference

Now During 2024 American Art Week!

Conference participants will be guests of The American Art Fair’s invitation-only Gala Preview.

Robert Henri, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (detail), 1916, oil on canvas, 4915/16 × 72 in. The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Flora Whitney Miller.

For more information

Multiple Modernities
May 9
– 11, 2024
Heritage Auctions
445 Park Ave.
New York, NY

2023 Events

Gold + Diamond Conference

Register for the virtual conference

Maintaining Purpose
July 17 – 19, 2023

Arts & Crafts Conference

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Detroit & Environs
September 27 – Oct 1, 2023