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New York Antiques Weekend 2023

January 20–21, 2023

Antiques Weekend is our annual foray into the hustle and bustle of New York’s Americana Week. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20

New York’s Museum Mile

Connoisseurs of craftsmanship, design, and material culture will delight in curator-led tours of important new exhibitions at two of 5th Avenue’s most iconic museums.

Now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the groundbreaking exhibition Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina, featuring stoneware made by enslaved and free potters in one of the most active ceramics communities in the antebellum South. Trust members will be treated to a tour with curator Adrienne Spinozzi, who will show us exhibition highlights including monumental storage jars, striking face vessels, and masterful glaze and figural works that reveal the skill and artistry of these mostly unknown craftspeople. The exhibition includes loaned objects from the collection of incoming Trust Governor Corbett Toussaint, and the accompanying catalogue contains an essay by recent Trust Curatorial Internship grant recipient Kate Hughes. 

After a convivial lunch, we stroll to 1920s Paris via the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The new exhibition Hector Guimard: How Paris Got Its Curves explores France’s most famous art nouveau architect and his iconic contributions to that city’s early-20th-century decorative development. Our tour will be led by Senior Curator and Trust Governor Yao-Fen You, who will share how Guimard’s evocative and curving designs combined stylistic developments with political aspirations.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Tour of The Winter Show with Lunch

Participants are treated to private tours of the 68th annual Winter Show at the Park Avenue Armory, led by our knowledgeable friends in the trade and in advance of public hours. 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 will enjoy a congenial lunch in the Amory’s Board of Officers Room.

The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Barrie A. Wigmore

At the generous invitation of Barrie and Deedee Wigmore, we are privileged to tour their collection of superlative examples of American Aesthetic Movement and Gilded Age decorative arts and contemporaneous paintings, housed in the Dakota, New York’s iconic 1880s apartment building designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh on Central Park West.

Registration Fee: $450

REGISTRATION FULL

Registration is full for this event. Please email thetrust@decorativeartstrust.org to join the waitlist. 

 

Membership: You must be a member to register for this event. Members at the Dual level and above may register both household members. Members at the Benefactor level and above may register a non-member guest.

Terms and conditions: All cancellations received prior to Friday, January 6, 2023, are subject to a full refund less a $50 administrative fee per person. Refunds will not be made for participants canceling after January 6. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required after registration. Participants will receive a COVID-19 test that should be taken on the morning of Friday, January 20. A negative test result will be required to participate.

 

Please also consider joining us for the Emerging Scholars Colloquium and Benefit Brunch on January 22, 2023! 

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