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The American Academy of Arts and Letters Presents Includes ELLIOTT GREEN in their 2020 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts


Throb, 2017

oil on linen

38h x 84w inches

The American Academy of Arts and Letters presents its 2020 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, displaying artwork at its galleries in Washington Heights’ historic Audubon Terrace. Paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and works on paper by 28 contemporary artists will be exhibited from Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, April 5, 2020.


Exhibiting artists were chosen from over 150 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, one of the United States’ most prestigious honorary societies of architects, artists, composers, and writers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2020 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.


The Academy’s art awards and purchase programs recognize artists at various stages of their careers. This year, ten participating artists will receive art awards. Additionally, paintings, works on paper, and sculpture are eligible for purchase and placement in museum collections nationwide through the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Funds as well as the Academy’s general endowment.


This year’s exhibiting artists are Diana Al-Hadid, Amy Bennett, Mike Cloud, Janiva Ellis, Barbara Ess, Erik Foss, Nicholas Galanin, Elliott Green, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Sheila Hicks, Lonnie Holley, Ridley Howard, David Huffman, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Arthur Jafa, Yun-Fei Ji, Cheyenne Julien, Siobhan Liddell, Medrie MacPhee, Karyn Olivier, Rona Pondick, Nathlie Provosty, Betye Saar, Ibrahim Said, Roger Shimomura, Henry Taylor, Joan Thorne, and Brian Wood.


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The 2020 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts is on view at the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets, New York, NY) from March 5–April 5, 2020. The galleries are open Thursdays through Sundays from 1–4 pm, EST.