New York Antiques Weekend 2019
EVENTS > SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Antiques Weekend with the Decorative Arts Trust
January 16–19, 2019
New York, NY
Wednesday, January 16
- Wunsch Americana Awards Ceremony
Celebrate with us at 6 p.m. at Christie’s as the Trust is recognized for our leadership in the decorative arts field with the Eric M. Wunsch Award.
Friday, January 18
- Tour of the Exhibition Augmenting the Cannon, Recent Acquisitions of American Neo-Classical Decorative Arts
Join Liz Feld, Managing Director at Hirschl & Adler Galleries, for an up-close look at sixty masterpieces of Neo-Classical furniture, ceramics, embroidery, silver, and glass made between 1800-1840.
- Tours and Reception in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing
We reconvene in the late afternoon for two tours at the Met:
- Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, and Adrienne Spinozzi, Assistant Research Curator, lead us through the spectacular and comprehensive Ellison Pottery Collection.
- Alyce Perry Englund, Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts and Adam Bowett, Independent Furniture Historian offer a behind-the-scenes tour of the special exhibition Chippendale’s Director: The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture Maker, which celebrates the tricentenary of the legendary cabinetmaker.
Following our tours, participants are invited to attend a special lecture and reception hosted by the Friends of the American Wing.
Saturday, January 19
- Tour of the Winter Antiques Show with lunch
We are treated to private tours led by our knowledgeable friends in the trade as well as a visit to the Show’s special loan exhibition organized by the Nantucket Historical Association, Collecting Nantucket / Connecting the World: Nantucket Historical Association, highlighting the Association’s best paintings, craft, and folk art. Lunch follows in the elegant Board of Officers Room designed by Herter Brothers
- Visit to a Private Collection
Members will have the special opportunity to visit a beautiful Upper East Side apartment. Our hosts have a passion for folk art, and we will encounter an impressive collection that has been cultivated over several decades and includes paintings, weathervanes, 18th- and 19th-century furniture, hearth rugs, ceramics, and drawings.
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