American Art Week in New York

From Peale portraits to Wyeth watercolors, the best of American art will be showcased at New York City auction houses and galleries from May 17 to 26 in series of sales and dealer events.

"New Old New York: In and Out of Town" is a joint exhibition, organized by Alexander Gallery and Thomas Colville Fine Art, on view May 19-June 19, 2010, at 942 Madison Ave. Gavin Spanierman, ltd., 22 East 82nd Street. Tel. (212) 249-0619 Gavin Spanierman, ltd., 22 East 82nd Street. Tel. (212) 249-0619 "Forest, Field & Stream: American Sporting Paintings" includes works by Frank W. Benson, Ogden Pleissner, A. L. Ripley, A. F. Tait, and others, in a special exhibition at Godel & Co., 39 A East 72nd Street.

"Forest, Field & Stream: American Sporting Paintings" includes works by Frank W. Benson, Ogden Pleissner, A. L. Ripley, A. F. Tait, and others, in a special exhibition at Godel & Co., 39 A East 72nd Street.

"Forest, Field & Stream: American Sporting Paintings" includes works by Frank W. Benson, Ogden Pleissner, A. L. Ripley, A. F. Tait, and others, in a special exhibition at Godel & Co., 39 A East 72nd Street.

Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, at Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, on May 20. American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, at Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue at 72nd St., on May 19. American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures, at Bonhams, 580 Madison Ave, on May 26. May 12 to 29, Jeff Bridgman will present “SEEING STARS: Politics and Patriotism”, an exhibition of over fifty rare and important American flags, political textiles, and patriotic folk art at the Union League Club of New York, 38 East 37th Street. "HUGH MESIBOV, The Wartime Shipyard, Surrealist Works of 1942/45" is on view through May 27 at Susan Teller Gallery, 568 Broadway, Room 502A.

Support The Olana Partnership in preserving the magnificent home and legacy of Hudson River School artist Frederic Church by bidding in the benefit auction May 18 at Alexander Gallery. Visit Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, New York, for "Fern Hunting among These Picturesque Mountains: Frederic Edwin Church in Jamaica," an exhibition June 6- October 31. "A Century of Innovation: American Art from 1850–1950" at Questroyal Fine Art, 903 Park Avenue (at 79th Street), Suites 3A & B, opens May 19 during the American Art Fair Springtime Gallery Walk, 2-8 PM. The show runs through June 28.

 "A Century of Innovation: American Art from 1850–1950" at Questroyal Fine Art, 903 Park Avenue (at 79th Street), Suites 3A & B, opens May 19 during the American Art Fair Springtime Gallery Walk, 2-8 PM. The show runs through June 28. Gavin Spanierman, ltd., 22 East 82nd Street. Tel. (212) 249-0619 Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM.

Debra Force Fine Art, 13 East 69th St., Suite 4F. Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM.

Martha Parrish & James Reinish, Inc., 25 East 73rd St., 2nd Floor "New Old New York: In and Out of Town" will include early historic works, including portraits of the figures who shaped the city and developed the land. The Olana Annual Auction and a private dinner is the evening of May 18th at the Alexander Gallery, 942 Madison Avenue. Preview and bid online at www.Artnet.com/olana beginning May 14. The Olana Annual Auction and a private dinner is the evening of May 18th at the Alexander Gallery, 942 Madison Avenue. Preview and bid online at www.Artnet.com/olana beginning May 14. The Olana Annual Auction and a private dinner is the evening of May 18th at the Alexander Gallery, 942 Madison Avenue. Preview and bid online at www.Artnet.com/olana beginning May 14. Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM. 

Hawthorne Fine Art, 74 East 79th St., Suite 3 A/B. Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM. 

Avery Galleries, 50 East 72nd St., Suite 2A. Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM. 

Conner Rosenkranz, 19 East 74th St. Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM.

Meredith Ward Fine Art, 44 East 74th St., Suite 1 Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM.

Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art, 13 East 69th St., Suite 2F Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM.

Jonathan Boos, 50 East 72nd St., Suite 7B Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM.

Lois Wagner Fine Arts, 15 East 71st St., Suite 2A Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM.

Betty Krulik Fine Art, 15 East 71st St., Suite 2B Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM.

Franklin Riehlman Fine Art, 24 East 73rd St., Suite 4F Just Off Madison: An Open House of American Art at Private Dealers - Wednesday, May 19, 4-8 PM.

Kraushaar Galleries, 74 East 79th St., Suite 9B "A Century of Innovation: American Art from 1850–1950" at Questroyal Fine Art, 903 Park Avenue (at 79th Street), Suites 3A & B, opens May 19 during the American Art Fair Springtime Gallery Walk, 2-8 PM. The show runs through June 28.

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