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2024 New York Antiques Weekend and Colloquium

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New York Antiques Weekend January 19–20, 2024 
Emerging Scholars Colloquium and Brunch Fundraiser January 21, 2024 

Our 2024 Americana Week events include a captivating New York Antiques Weekend program on Friday and Saturday and an inspiring Emerging Scholars Colloquium on Sunday. 

NEW YORK ANTIQUES WEEKEND 

Antiques Weekend is our annual foray into the hustle and bustle of New York’s Americana Week. Enjoy exclusive small tours with leaders in the field. This popular program sells out quickly, so we encourage you to register early!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2024
12:00 pm–5:30 pm

Opening Luncheon

We gather first in the Upper East Side for a cozy French bistro lunch in a classic New York brasserie before venturing to Harlem for an afternoon of exclusive tours at exceptional sites.

The Home of Mr. and Mrs. Carswell Rush Berlin

The Berlin house is a four-story Neo-Renaissance row house in Hamilton Heights with a limestone façade designed by Henri Fouchaux, erected in 1901 on Alexander Hamilton’s property. The house retains many original features, including elaborate mantles with encaustic tile insets, that complement the Berlins’ collection of early-19th-century furniture and decorative arts.

Alexander Hamilton’s Grange

Hamilton commissioned architect John McComb, Jr. to design this elegant Neoclassical country house in upper Manhattan in 1802. Recently moved, renovated, and refurnished, the house is a rare testament to New York’s interpretation of Federal-era architecture and furnishings.

After our afternoon of tours, we return to the Upper East Side to drop participants at the conveniently-located Park Avenue Armory for an independent evening.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2024
10:00 am–4:00 pm

The Winter Show with Lunch

Our knowledgeable friends in the trade treat participants to private tours of the 70th annual Winter Show at the Park Avenue Armory, in advance of public hours. As the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, the Winter Show presents over 60 international dealers showcasing a dynamic selection of decorative and fine art from antiquity through the present day. In addition to our private access to the show, we share a congenial lunch in the Armory’s stunning Board of Officers Room.

The Morgan Library & Museum

Following our luncheon, we receive a multifaceted introduction to the Morgan Library & Museum as it celebrates its centennial year. An Italian Renaissance-style palazzo now expanded by several additions, the Morgan began as the personal library of the storied financier, collector, and cultural benefactor J. Pierpont Morgan. Opened to the public in 1924, the library houses a resplendent collection of illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, and old master drawings and prints. In addition to examining the richly decorated interiors of the c. 1906 McKim, Mead & White-designed library, participants are guided through the Morgan’s latest exhibition, Medieval Money, Merchants, and Morality

Registration Fee: $475

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

Terms and Conditions: You must be a Decorative Arts Trust member to register for this program. Members at the Dual level and above may register both household members. Members at the Benefactor level and above may register a nonmember guest. Roundtrip transportation from the Upper East Side to Harlem and back on Friday, January 19 will be provided. All cancellations received through Thursday, January 4, 2024, are subject to a full refund less a $50 administrative fee per person. Refunds will not be remitted for participants canceling after January 4, 2024. The details of this itinerary are subject to change as necessary. If requested, participants are expected to wear face masks. .

EMERGING SCHOLARS COLLOQUIUM AND BRUNCH FUNDRAISER

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2024

Emerging Scholars Colloquium
9:00 am–12:00 pm 

The Decorative Arts Trust is excited to host our 8th Annual Colloquium featuring young scholars in the decorative arts field. This event is generously sponsored by Classical American Homes Preservation Trust and Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Ayres III.

9:00 am       Gather in the Board of Officer’s Room at the Park Avenue Armory for coffee and bagels

9:30 am       Welcome by Benjamin Prosky, President, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

Introductions by Catherine Carlisle, Manager of Educational Programs, Decorative Arts Trust

Follow the Hearth: Retracing the Spatial History of Edgewater’s Dining Room Mantelpiece
Lauren Drapala, PhD candidate, Bard Graduate Center, and William L. Thompson Collections Fellow, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

An Artifact of Afro-America: A Blanket Chest by Brooks Thompson
Neil Grasty, Undergraduate Student, Morehouse College, and Curatorial Intern, High Museum of Art

Loud and Clear: Glass and Obscured Narratives at the New Orleans Museum of Art
Laura Ochoa Rincon, Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Fellow, New Orleans Museum of Art

Does Architecture move? The Mahadol Palanquin of 18th-century Gujarat and Marwar
Krishna Shekhawat, PhD Student, University of California, Berkeley

“Dressing Up” Egypt: Performing Race and Late 19th-Century Egyptomania
Lea Stephenson, PhD Candidate, University of Delaware

11:30 am     Concluding remarks by Matthew A. Thurlow, Executive Director, Decorative Arts Trust

Brunch Fundraiser for the Decorative Arts Trust’s Emerging Scholars Program 
12:00–1:30 pm 

Extend your time with a festive brunch in celebration of our Emerging Scholars Program with the opportunity to toast our speakers and meet fellow decorative arts enthusiasts. All proceeds benefit our Emerging Scholars Program, and registration is fully tax-deductible.

Registration Fees: $25 for the Colloquium only; $150 for the Colloquium and the Brunch Fundraiser

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

Terms and Conditions: Decorative Arts Trust membership is not required to attend the Colloquium or the Brunch Fundraiser. All cancellations received through Thursday, January 4, 2024, are subject to a full refund. Refunds will not be made for participants canceling after January 4, 2024. The details of this itinerary are subject to change as necessary. If requested, participants are expected to wear face masks. 

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