The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) is a non-profit membership organization of the nation's leading galleries in the fine arts. Founded in 1962, ADAA seeks to promote the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice within the profession. ADAA members deal primarily in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings and photographs from the Renaissance to the present day. Each ADAA member is an experienced and knowledgeable dealer in their field. ADAA has 170 member galleries in more than 25 U.S. cities.
Membership in ADAA is by invitation of the Board of Directors. In order to qualify for membership, a dealer must have an established reputation for honesty, integrity and professionalism among their peers, and must make a substantial contribution to the cultural life of the community by offering works of high aesthetic quality, presenting worthwhile exhibitions and publishing scholarly catalogues. ADAA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice within the profession, and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers.