Martha Henry Fine Art

Martha Henry Fine Art Martha Henry Fine Art is a professional arts and education company providing sales, consultations, Imagination; The Roots of the Spirit: Lonnie Holley, Mr. Ms.
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She is committed to nurturing American visual arts through advising and developing institutional and private collections, as well as educating the public through curated exhibitions in galleries, universities, museums, corporations and public parks nationwide. She serves on state and local art panels and juries and has been a guest lecturer at art fairs, universities and museums. These activities

serve the audience who discover new and exciting things about themselves, their communities and the society in which they live through experiencing visual art. She is the author of numerous catalog essays includingL: Welcome to the World of Mr. Imagination, Charlie Lucas, Kevin Sampson; Art from the Inside: Paño Drawings by Chicano Prisoners; Jay Milder: Adam and Eve on the IRT and Other Biblical Tales; Jay Milder: Urban Visionary, Retrospective; and Robert Murray, Recent Works. She has appraised the collections of many private collectors, companies and institutions. In addition, Martha Henry and Martha Henry, Inc. Fine Art have rendered professional curatorial and art advisory services for institutions including: Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; Fullerton Art Museum, Fullerton, CA; Snite Museum, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN; INTUIT: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art., Chicago, IL; New England Center for Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, CT; Wiegand Art Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, Bellmore, CA; The 54th and the 55th Venice Biennales, Venice, Italy; The American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY; University of Louisville, Louisvsille, KY; and East River State Park, Brooklyn, NY among others. Henry earned an art history degree from Columbia University. She successfully completed a 15 hour course and examination on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation: completed in July 2014, effective through June 2016. She is a founding director of Urban Art Projects, Inc., Brooklyn, NY. She is a member of the American Association of Museums and a candidate for membership in the Appraisers Association of America.

03/10/2023

The annual award acknowledges “significant achievement” in photography and is endowed with SEK 2,000,000.

R.I.P. Lou Stovall
03/07/2023

R.I.P. Lou Stovall

His studio, Workshop, Inc., was key within the Washington, DC art scene.

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10/18/2022

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On view and appraisal advice OCTOBER 2022 NEWSLETTER   The fall has been mild with mostly good weather, ideal for seeing some gallery shows. The selection belo

This is an exciting discovery.  I didn't know Barthe painted.
10/05/2022

This is an exciting discovery. I didn't know Barthe painted.

Its sitter has been named as Lucian Levers, a worker in Barthé’s studio.

04/07/2022

Coming to the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Penn., this May, Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America will celebrate two dozen early-twentieth century painters who fundamentally changed the art world. These artists, all without formal training, diversified the...

Traveling to Chicago next month to see this show.  A longtime favorite artist of mine. I once owned a drawing he made of...
04/06/2022

Traveling to Chicago next month to see this show. A longtime favorite artist of mine. I once owned a drawing he made of Nina Simone.

Simone has been a touchstone for a number of artists, but perhaps none more so than Thompson, whom she called a close friend.

Outsider Art Fair opens today and runs through Sunday, March 6.
03/03/2022

Outsider Art Fair opens today and runs through Sunday, March 6.

The former R.E.M. frontman and latter-day artist of all stripes is showing works he cherishes in New York.

03/01/2022

‘Book Bird’ Sculpture by Chicago Artist Richard Hunt to be placed in the Reading Garden of the Chicago Public Library Branch at the Center Today the Obama Foundation announced its first commissioned piece of art will come from world-renowned artist, Richard Hunt, who grew up in Chicago. Hunt’s...

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03/01/2022

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Winter 2022 Art Exhibitions Winter 2022 Newsletter Winter 2022 Newsletter It’s cold outside, but New York always has an abundance of exhibitions that are guaranteed to chase the winter blues away. Bel

02/09/2022

Art historian Barbara Bloemink positions her as a pioneering vision of what a modern woman artist could be.

02/06/2022

We take a close look at Ringgold’s masterpiece, on show soon at The New Museum’s retrospective

01/25/2022

With two stellar retrospectives, one time-based installation, and several commissions by local artists, the Phillips Collection has dedicated its galleries to highlighting abstract work by Black artists.

01/24/2022

“How can art history help inform our understanding of the deep roots of racial violence?” asks curator Janet Dees. A new exhibition debuting later this month at The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University seeks to address this and related questions as it considers the long ...

01/20/2022

Eight artists from the American South explore the spiritual inheritance of slave-descendant Black folk.

01/17/2022

Black American Portraits features over two centuries of artworks centering Black artists and subjects.

01/11/2022

In Colette Lumière’s world, the theatricality of Versailles meets the punk ethos of the S*x Pistols.

01/06/2022

For Lewis, a first-generation Abstract Expressionist, working with black seemed to open up his art.

12/21/2021

A new retrospective expands on the late artist's legacy as a Black Expressionist who teased out Civil Rights-era tensions in the United States.

This is wonderful news for Van Der Zee's estate.
12/08/2021

This is wonderful news for Van Der Zee's estate.

The archive includes 20,000 prints and 30,000 negatives by the artist.

12/03/2021

It is one thing to be a visionary and another to be one whose work holds your attention for a sustained period of time.

11/30/2021

The artist discusses two new major developments in his work—a pivot toward abstraction, and his first architectural project.

11/18/2021

Merging past and present Scott magnifies what has been reduced in American history to a plaque on a highway.

Three of my favorite things:  Keith Haring, Fiorucci (anyone remember it?), and New York's City Center.
10/16/2021

Three of my favorite things: Keith Haring, Fiorucci (anyone remember it?), and New York's City Center.

Created as part of a site-specific performance in 1983, the piece is now on view at New York City Center for its 2021-2022 season.

10/13/2021

Created as part of a site-specific performance in 1983, the piece is now on view at New York City Center for its 2021-2022 season.

Brandon Ballengee's Ted Talk from June 2019.  His message about the planet's dependence on insects is more urgent than e...
10/10/2021

Brandon Ballengee's Ted Talk from June 2019. His message about the planet's dependence on insects is more urgent than ever.

Brandon Ballengée has two big passions - art and bugs. So how does the visual artist and biologist combine these loves? By building art installations equippe...

Fun!
10/02/2021

Fun!

Two museums, one in Berlin, Maryland, and another in Aberdeen, Washington, are both self-funded women-led projects.

09/28/2021

Weems’s essay is excerpted from Ways of Hearing: Reflections on Music in 26 Pieces.

09/27/2021

The intentionality of Booker's abstraction gives me the impetus to discuss something about the current zeitgeist that’s been on my mind for a while.

09/25/2021

From Saul Steinberg, the artist who created the iconic “View of the World from 9th Avenue" New Yorker cover, here's an interpretation of this Greenwich Village corner in the 1500s.

Another new mosaic mural at an L train stop.
09/24/2021

Another new mosaic mural at an L train stop.

You don't need a train ticket to see the five glass mosaic murals by Bradford at the L train 1 Avenue stop.

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