Martha Henry Fine Art

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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; The Roots of the Spirit: Lonnie Holley, 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. Ms. 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.

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'Emma Amos: Color Odyssey' Traveling Exhibition and Catalogue Debut This Winter
12/07/2020
'Emma Amos: Color Odyssey' Traveling Exhibition and Catalogue Debut This Winter

'Emma Amos: Color Odyssey' Traveling Exhibition and Catalogue Debut This Winter

The new book “Emma Amos: Color Odyssey” accompanies the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia from January 30 through April 25, 2021, before traveling to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute from June 19 to September 12, 2021, and th...

Identifying Slut-Shaming, Racism, and Transphobia in the Byzantine World
12/03/2020
Identifying Slut-Shaming, Racism, and Transphobia in the Byzantine World

Identifying Slut-Shaming, Racism, and Transphobia in the Byzantine World

In his new book, Roland Betancourt examines how stories of gender, race, and sexuality from the Byzantine world of the Eastern Mediterranean provide insight into the intersectionality that existed in the medieval world.

High Museum of Art To Premiere Major Traveling Survey of David Driskell’s Art
11/23/2020
High Museum of Art To Premiere Major Traveling Survey of David Driskell’s Art

High Museum of Art To Premiere Major Traveling Survey of David Driskell’s Art

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has announced its co-organization of the exhibition “David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History,” celebrating the breadth of the renowned American artist’s oeuvre and marking the first major survey of his work since his death in April 2020. Driskell (1931-202...

'¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now' Unites Historic Civil Rights-Era Prints...
11/17/2020
'¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now' Unites Historic Civil Rights-Era Prints With Works by Contemporary Graphic Artists at the Smithsonian

'¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now' Unites Historic Civil Rights-Era Prints With Works by Contemporary Graphic Artists at the Smithsonian

Features More Than 100 Artworks From the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Leading Latinx Collection In the 1960s, Chicano activist artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking rooted in cultural expression and social justice movements that remains vital today. The exhibition “¡Printing ....

WANGECHI MUTU: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening? Response to Colonialism Takes Over the Legion of Honor in 2021
11/04/2020
WANGECHI MUTU: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening? Response to Colonialism Takes Over the Legion of Honor in 2021

WANGECHI MUTU: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening? Response to Colonialism Takes Over the Legion of Honor in 2021

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has announced WANGECHI MUTU: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?, a sprawling, site-specific exhibition (February 6 – August 1, 2021) of new and recently created sculpture, collage, and film by visionary Kenyan American artist Wangechi Mutu. Staked .....

Whitney to Present Exhibition of Kamoinge Workshop Photographers this November
10/16/2020
Whitney to Present Exhibition of Kamoinge Workshop Photographers this November

Whitney to Present Exhibition of Kamoinge Workshop Photographers this November

This November, the Whitney presents Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop, a groundbreaking exhibition featuring over 150 photographs by fourteen early members of the Kamoinge Workshop, nine of whom are living and working today. In 1963 a group of Black photographers based...

Cal State LA Exhibition Highlights Renowned Los Angeles Artist Betye Saar
10/07/2020
Cal State LA Exhibition Highlights Renowned Los Angeles Artist Betye Saar

Cal State LA Exhibition Highlights Renowned Los Angeles Artist Betye Saar

Nearly half a century after Cal State LA hosted renowned Los Angeles artist Betye Saar’s first solo show, the work of the iconic assemblage artist has returned to the university as part of a new art exhibition.  Saar, 94, is known for her celebrated assemblage works—stirring collections a.....

'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America' to Open at New Museum in January
10/07/2020
'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America' to Open at New Museum in January

'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America' to Open at New Museum in January

The New Museum has announced “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” an exhibition originally conceived by Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019) for the New Museum, and presented with curatorial support from advisors Naomi Beckwith, Massimiliano Gioni, Glenn Ligon, and Mark Nash. On view from Ja...

Virginia Jaramillo's Curvilinear Paintings a Highlight of the Menil's Fall Reopening
09/08/2020
Virginia Jaramillo's Curvilinear Paintings a Highlight of the Menil's Fall Reopening

Virginia Jaramillo's Curvilinear Paintings a Highlight of the Menil's Fall Reopening

The Menil Collection will reopen its main building and the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston on Saturday, September 12. In the main building galleries, visitors will be greeted with a fresh installation of works by John Chamberlain, Mary Corse, Dan Flavin, Barkley Hendricks, Leslie Hewitt,...

In Sonia Gomes’s Hands, Textiles Evoke Resilience
09/03/2020
In Sonia Gomes’s Hands, Textiles Evoke Resilience

In Sonia Gomes’s Hands, Textiles Evoke Resilience

With her New York debut on the horizon, the Afro-Brazilian artist, known for her seductive, textile-based sculptures, is finally, and rightfully, receiving international recognition.

Ed Bereal: The Most Important Activist-Artist You Don’t Know
08/27/2020
Ed Bereal: The Most Important Activist-Artist You Don’t Know

Ed Bereal: The Most Important Activist-Artist You Don’t Know

At 83, Bereal is known as a habitual disturber of the peace. That’s not how he’d describe himself, however. “I’m a landscape painter,” says Bereal. “I’m painting the socio-political landscape.”

Terry Adkins: Resounding
08/18/2020
Terry Adkins: Resounding

Terry Adkins: Resounding

Pulitzer Arts Foundation presents Terry Adkins: Resounding, bringing together more than 40 works from across the artist’s career

A Wiki Edit-a-Thon Dedicated to Women Artists of Color
08/12/2020
A Wiki Edit-a-Thon Dedicated to Women Artists of Color

A Wiki Edit-a-Thon Dedicated to Women Artists of Color

Here's a complete lists of the Wikipedia articles updated during this year's Edit-a-Thon, Black Artists Matter, focused on artists of the African diaspora in the National Museum of Women in the Arts’s collection.

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