New York Antiques Weekend 2022

New York Antiques Weekend

January 21–22, 2022

Antiques Weekend is our annual foray into the hustle and bustle of New York’s Americana Week. This two-day program combines a tour and lunch at the heralded Winter Show with visits to special exhibitions, galleries, and private collections. 

Friday, January 21

We begin our day with tours at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, one of the largest and oldest art museums in the country. We view the redesigned American Art galleries with Catherine Futter, Senior Curator, and Elizabeth St. George, Assistant Curator, in the Decorative Arts Department at the Brooklyn Museum. We also take in the special exhibition Modern Gothic: The Inventive Furniture of Kimbel and Cabus, 1863–82 with Barbara Veith, Guest Curator of Decorative Arts at the Brooklyn Museum, and Medill Higgins-Harvey, Ruth Bigelow Wriston Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

After lunch, we return to Manhattan and The Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore galleries of European decorative arts. We enjoy tours of textiles, tapestries, and carpets with Elizabeth Cleland, Curator; highlights of the French decorative arts collection with Iris Moon, Assistant Curator; or the revamped British Galleries with Wolf Burchard, Associate Curator. An introduction to the temporary exhibition Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts is also included. 

Saturday, January 22

Gathering at the Park Avenue Armory, we enjoy a private late-morning tour of The Winter Show with leaders in the field of decorative arts and antiques. Established in the mid-1950s as a benefit for East Side House Settlement, The Winter Show is one of the premier art venues in the nation, showing works ranging from Egyptian antiquities to American folk art to fine Italian art glass and everything in between! Lunch follows in the elegant Board of Officers Room designed by Herter Brothers. 

In the afternoon we visit Decorative Arts Trust members Frances and Leo Bretter’s Park Avenue apartment, where Neoclassicism reigns supreme. Frances was a distinguished research associate in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing and co-author of The Met’s volumes on early 19th-century New York cabinetmakers Charles Honoré Lannuier and Duncan Phyfe. Their collection focuses on furniture by Phyfe and his contemporaries as well as prints of New York views, period lighting devices, English ceramics, and American, English, and Irish glass. 

Registration Fee: $425 

Registration is full for this program. Please click the button below, email, or call 610.627.4970 to be added to the waitlist.

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 bring a non-member guest. 

Please note that all participants need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to gain entry to the Park Avenue Armory in accordance with current New York City Guidelines. A negative COVID-19 test will be required a few days before the program begins. 

All cancellations received prior to Friday, January 7 are subject to a full refund less a $50 administrative fee per person. Refunds will not be made for participants cancelling after January 7.


If you are interested in this program, considering joining us for the Emerging Scholars Colloquium in New York on January 23! 


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