Honoring Labor Day

John Neagle. Pat Lyon at the Forge, 1829. Oil on canvas, unframed: 94½ x 68½ in. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of the Lyon Family, 1842.1. Declared by Congress in 1894, the first Monday in September honors the nation’s workers and their contributions to the wellbeing of the country. Its roots are seen to date to the 1886 Haymarket Riot in Chicago.

Honoring Labor Day2023-09-18T10:43:50-04:00

Heritage Auctions Welcomes IAC’s 13th International Gold + Diamond Conference

Grateful to Heritage Auctions for a spectacular kickoff reception which featured welcoming remarks from Roberta Kramer (Vice President - Strategy and Business Development at Heritage Auctions). Key to the evening was lively conversation with friends and colleagues reuniting, and new relationships being formed.

Heritage Auctions Welcomes IAC’s 13th International Gold + Diamond Conference2023-08-17T15:54:56-04:00

Nancy Koenigsberg’s Works on View: Space Galleries, Denver, CO — March 16 – April 15, 2023

Supporting Lisa's Koenigsberg's extraordinary mother whose work will be shown along with that of five other artists at a group show at Space Galleries in Denver, CO. Seven pieces of Koenigsberg's work will be on exhibit, March 16 - April 15, 2023. Nancy Koenigsberg is a full time artist and maintains a studio in NYC. Her work uses a variety of textile techniques – weaving,

Nancy Koenigsberg’s Works on View: Space Galleries, Denver, CO — March 16 – April 15, 20232023-04-14T13:30:50-04:00

Fresh off the Presses: “Cut, Cast, Carved and Coupled” Published in American Fine Arts Magazine

IAC's founder and president, Lisa Koenigsberg, has published an article in American Fine Arts Magazine derived from the proceedings of the 2022 American Art Conference, Cut, Cast, Carved and Coupled: Perspectives on Women in American Art. To read the full article, visit: https://www.americanfineartmagazine.com/issues To watch individual sessions from our 27th Annual American Art Conference visit: https://artinitiatives.com/cut-cast-carved-and-coupled-iacs-27th-annual-american-art-conference/ Mark your calendars for IAC’s 28th Annual American Art

Fresh off the Presses: “Cut, Cast, Carved and Coupled” Published in American Fine Arts Magazine2023-04-14T10:11:21-04:00

In Celebration of Women’s History Month: Florine Stettheimer

Florine Stettheimer (1871 – 1944) is an American artist best known for her four monumental and symbolic works featuring what she considered New York City's "Cathedrals": Broadway, Wall Street, Fifth Avenue, and the Metropolitan Museum. An American modernist, Stettheimer was a feminist, theatrical designer, poet, and salonnière. Her fanciful theatrical painting style was characterized by a striking palette and often included depictions of her friends

In Celebration of Women’s History Month: Florine Stettheimer2023-04-14T16:18:39-04:00

Portraits of Power: The Work of Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald

Portraiture has often been used to visually convey a subject's power using stylistic devices and references to wealth, rank, status, and to the tradition of works that precede them. Portraits have for millennia underscored the rank, privilege, and office of their subjects in political, ecclesiastical, mercantile, and cultural life. Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley have distinct approaches to portraiture while simultaneously addressing core themes of

Portraits of Power: The Work of Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald2023-04-17T15:57:50-04:00

Oberlin Awards Edmonia Lewis Posthumous Diploma

Throughout Black History Month, IAC examines the relationship between power, race, and visual representation from various perspectives. IAC celebrates the awarding of Edmonia Lewis' posthumous diploma alongside the Oberlin College community.  Thank you to Oberlin College’s President Ambar for conferring on this great artist the degree she rightfully deserved. A sculptor of international renown, Edmonia Lewis was born in 1844 to parents of African–American and

Oberlin Awards Edmonia Lewis Posthumous Diploma2023-04-17T15:55:08-04:00

Our Thanks to the Sponsors of the 27th Annual American Art Conference

We gratefully acknowledge funding from CollisArt LLC; Conner Rosenkranz; Debra Force Fine Art; D. Wigmore Fine Art; Gill & Lagodich; Graham Shay; Hawthorne Fine Art, LLC; Hollis Taggart Galleries; Kenneth R. Woodcock; The Louis and Lena Minkoff Foundation; Marty O’Brien; The Steven Alan Bennett Foundation, Susan Lueck, and anonymous donors, as well as support received from Bonham’s and ACA Galleries (as of November 30, 2022).

Our Thanks to the Sponsors of the 27th Annual American Art Conference2023-04-14T14:42:23-04:00
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