Membership in AHNCA is indispensable for scholars, curators, collectors, and dealers specializing in nineteenth-century art.


Founded in 1993, the association today has more than 250 members. AHNCA's goal is to foster communication and collaboration among all who are interested in art and visual culture produced between 1789 and 1914.

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Your Membership Supports:

  • AHNCA Newsletter, emailed twice per year with calls for papers, symposia, lectures, conferences, fellowships, museum news, U.S. and international exhibitions, and new books and publications (members only)
  • Annual Member Directory (members only)
  • AHNCA’s annual graduate student symposium in New York City, co-sponsored with the Dahesh Museum of Art
  • AHNCA’s sessions at the College Art Association’s annual conference
  • Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, the open-access, peer-reviewed journal, published twice yearly
  • Invitations to study and connoisseurship events held around the country (members only)
  • Monthly Virtual Salon programs, co-sponsored with the Dahesh Museum of Art.

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Contributions above the minimum will improve the quality of our publications and meetings. Gifts above regular membership are acknowledged in the newsletter.

If you have questions about your membership status, please e-mail the Membership Coordinator at