ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Who We Are
The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that supports the economic and cultural contributions of the nation’s leading fine art galleries. The ADAA includes over 186 members from more than 30 cities in the U.S., representing hundreds of established and emerging artists internationally. ADAA members have extensive expertise across primary and secondary markets and established reputations for upholding the best practices in the field. The ADAA serves as a resource and advocate, raising awareness of dealers’ critical roles in the international art market and the cultural community, and is a leader on issues pertaining to connoisseurship, scholarship, ethical practice, and public policy.
The ADAA Foundation
The ADAA Foundation, supported by donations from ADAA members, promotes a broad range of activity in the arts and culture community by distributing grants to museums and arts organizations with operating budgets under 5 million dollars to advance art historical research and exhibition development. Recent grantees include the Asia Society Texas Center; Frost Art Museum; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art; The Rockwell Museum; and Zimmerli Art Museum.
The ADAA Appraisal Service is unique in its relationship to over 186 ADAA member galleries. Our appraisers have access to invaluable private sales information from members, resulting in the most accurate valuations for appraisals, and are expert art historians with in-depth knowledge of the art market and extensive experience valuing works of art. They have appraised works ranging from Old Master paintings to contemporary installations. ADAA appraisers comply with the substance and principles of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).