American Abstract Artists

American Abstract Artists is a democratic artist-run organization founded in 1936 to promote and foster public understanding of abstract and non-objective art. AAA contributed to the acceptance and development of abstract art in the United States and has a historic role in its avant-garde. Since its inception, American Abstract Artists has continued its mandate as an advocate for abstract art.

To date AAA has produced over 120 exhibitions at museums, galleries and universities across the United States and abroad. American Abstract Artists Print Portfolios are held in major public collections worldwide. Its programs have established the organization as a major forum for the exchange and discussion of ideas and for the presentation of abstract art.

AAA presents abstract art to a broader public by organizing exhibitions, producing member print portfolios, and catalogues. It provides a forum for the exchange and discussion of ideas by hosting critical panels and symposia, and publishing the American Abstract Artists Journal. It distributes its published materials to cultural organizations internationally.

American Abstract Artists is a membership organization. New members are nominated by current members and voted in by a group majority. AAA documents its member history in the Archives of American Art.

Fiscal Sponsorship

American Abstract Artists is sponsored by Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides services and support to artists and arts organizations. Through Fractured Atlas you can make a tax-deductible contribution to American Abstract Artists to help fund its programs and exhibitions. All donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.