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Established in 1932 by Herman Baron and artists Stuart Davis and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, the American Contemporary Art Gallery (ACA Gallery) has been at the vanguard of American Art for almost a century.
As one of the oldest art galleries in New York, the pioneering interest in progressive and political art was established early on in exhibitions that often introduced the work of now renowned artists including: Giorgio Cavallon, Aaron Douglas, Philip Evergood, William Gropper, Rockwell Kent, Alice Neel, Barnett Newman, Irene Rice Pereira, Faith Ringgold, David Smith, Theodoros Stamos and Charles White among many others.
During the 1960s, ACA Gallery established its first foreign branch in Rome as well as the ACA Heritage Gallery in Los Angeles. This expansion signaled a broadening of the scope of ACA Galleries exhibitions and collections to include works from Old Masters and Modern, American and European artists including: Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dali, Richard Pousette-Dart, Willem de Kooning, George Grosz, Fernand Leger, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and Andrew Wyeth, among others.
Over the decades ACA Galleries has presented over 850 exhibitions and published over 300 books and catalogues. The gallery has also co-curated and organized hundreds of traveling museum exhibitions, both nationally and internationally.
Today ACA Galleries continues to be at the forefront of progressive art by presenting several exhibitions per year that honor the history of the gallery, featuring artists in diverse disciplines whose talent supersedes their nationality, gender or race including: Romare Bearden, Judy Chicago, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Richard Hambleton, Grace Hartigan, Luis Jimenez, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, Phase 2, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson, and Bradley Theodore.