American Art Week in New York: Events from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2010

The week following Thanksgiving, American art takes center stage in Manhattan with a flurry of important auctions, gallery exhibitions, museum shows, and a gem of a fair.

Mostly created before 1960, the works on exhibit and for sale range from a magnificent painting of George Washington by colonial portraitist Gilbert Stuart (Hammer Galleries) to stunning early modernist works by Joseph Stella, Oscar Bluemner, Everett Shinn, and more.

At auction are fine examples by American masters such as Sargent, Benson, Hassam, O'Keeffe, and Burchfield. Among the highlights, Sotheby's is featuring a bright Edmund Tarbell beach scene with a low estimate of $2,000,000, more than double the artist's auction record.

American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture auction at Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue, on Nov. 30. Hammer Galleries is exhibiting at The American Art Fair, November 29 - December 2, 2010, National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, 1083 Fifth Avenue. The gala preview is on Sunday, November 28. Part of the Just Off Madison Winter Gallery Walk, on Wednesday, December 1, from 4–8pm, at leading galleries between East 69th through 79th Streets. See map: http://www.justoffmadison.com
 

. Catherine Dail Fine Art features the finest examples of Hudson River Painting & Luminism, Still Life, Western Art, Impressionism, Modernism and Pop Art in "Masterpieces of American Painting." By appt., through Jan. 7, tel. 212-595-3550.

The exhibition Sargent and Impressionism, consisting of fine examples of John Singer Sargent's landscapes and interiors, is on view through Dec. 18 at Adelson Galleries, 19 E. 82nd St. Part of the Just Off Madison Winter Gallery Walk, on Wednesday, December 1, from 4–8pm, at leading galleries between East 69th through 79th Streets. See map: http://www.justoffmadison.com Menconi & Schoelkopf is exhibiting at The American Art Fair, November 29 - December 2, 2010, National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, 1083 Fifth Avenue. The gala preview is on Sunday, November 28. More info: http://www.theamericanartfair.com/
Part of the Just Off Madison Winter Gallery Walk, on Wednesday, December 1, from 4–8pm, at leading galleries between East 69th through 79th Streets. See map: http://www.justoffmadison.com American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture auction at Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue, on Nov. 30. Part of the Just Off Madison Winter Gallery Walk, on Wednesday, December 1, from 4–8pm, at leading galleries between East 69th through 79th Streets. See map: http://www.justoffmadison.com American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture auction at Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue at 72nd St, on Dec. 2.
New paintings and works on paper inspired by New York City, Philadelphia, and the beaches of Cape May, New Jersey by Mark Innerst on view through Dec. 18 at DC Moore Gallery, located on the eighth floor of 724 Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. "Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Times" is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art through Apr. 10, 2011, 945 Madison Ave. at 75th St.
Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture auction at Christie's, Rockefeller Center, Dec. 1. New abstract works by New York painter John Zinsser are on view through Jan. 4 at James Graham & Sons, 32 East 67th Street.

Event schedule:

Nov. 28, gala preview; Nov. 29-Dec. 2, The American Art Fair, at the National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, 1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street. 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.

Nov. 29, 6:00 to 8:00pm, Minds on Madison: Evenings for Collectors and Scholars at Alexander Gallery, 942 Madison Avenue, presents A Brush with Romanticism: Thomas Cole in the Rough.

Dec. 1, 4-8pm, Just Off Madison: Winter Gallery Walk at private dealers located along East 69th through 79th Streets between Fifth and Park Avenues, including Avery Galleries, Betty Krulik Fine Art, Conner-Rosenkranz, Debra Force Fine Art, Franklin Riehlman Fine Art, Hawthorne Fine Art, Jonathan Boos, Kraushaar Galleries, Lois Wagner Fine Arts, James Reinish & Associates, Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art, and Meredith Ward Fine Art.

Auctions at Bonhams (Nov. 30), Christie's (Dec. 1), and Sotheby's (Dec. 2).

Gallery exhibitions include Sargent and Impression at Adelson Galleries; John Zinsser; Recent Paintings at James Graham & Sons; and Masterpieces of American Painting at Catherine Dail Fine Art which features works by top-tier American artists such as Romare Bearden, Oscar Berninghaus, Jasper Francis Cropsey, William Glackens, Marsden Hartley, Martin Johnson Heade, David Johnson, Ernest Lawson, Luigi Lucioni, Edward Potthast, Severin Roesen and Andy Warhol.

"Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Times" at the Whitney Museum of American Art, at 945 Madison Ave.

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