The Bohemian National Hall proudly presents The Asia Art Fair. With over 25 dealers and galleries set to exhibit in this year’s March fair there will certainly be no shortage of exquisite art works to be coveted. The fair covers fine art and objects from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, the Himalayas and the Middle East.
As the immigrant population of Yorkville began to diversify, the use of the building began to decline. In 1994, the building was designated a New York City landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. In 2001, the BBLA transferred ownership of the Bohemian National Hall to the Czech Government for a symbolic one dollar. The Czech Government agreed to completely renovate and restore the interior of the building. Following the Grand reopening of the fully renovated Hall in October 2008, it is now home to the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech Center of New York and the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association with immense potential for strengthening cross-cultural and diplomatic relations.
The host of the Asia Art Fair, the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, with its long history dating back to 1891, will introduce this event to its selected constituency as well as to the international diplomatic core through the Czech Ambassador to the UN and the Consul General.