New York Antiques Weekend
For the field of American decorative arts, the third week of January is the most exciting time of year. Curators, collectors, and dealers gather in New York for Antiques Week, which consists of auctions, antique shows, and special events. Each year the Trust organizes two days of activities for members as part of our Antiques Weekend. In addition to an expert-lead tour of the heralded Winter Antiques Show, participants are treated to behind-the-scenes tours of special exhibitions and important gallery installations as well as privileged visits to private collections in the city. In spite of the chilly winter weather, this event offers our members an excellent opportunity to participate in exciting moments in the decorative arts world. The Antiques Weekend is open to all members. Join today!
Click the links below to read reviews of previous weekends or visit our calendar for upcoming events.
January 24-25, 2020
January 16–19, 2019
January 19–20, 2018
The aura of glittering pomp surrounding the Chateau de Versailles in the last decades
of the ancien régime owes much to the decadent reputation of the French monarchs, who leaned heavily on the talents and creativity of architects and artisans to maintain a potent image of power and wealth. This past winter, one such craftsman received well-deserved attention in the form of a special exhibition at the Frick Collection, “Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court.”
Although a sudden blizzard this past January left the Trust trying to salvage the New York Antiques Weekend schedule, the inclement weather thankfully did not interrupt our visit to Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In New York City, where the Met, MoMA, Guggenheim, and Whitney garner the lion’s share of museum-related press, the intense buzz about Cooper-Hewitt’s reopening following a lengthy and comprehensive renovation was notable.
Americana Week in New York is always a blur of brown wood, auction paddles, and blustery winter weather. Amidst the hustle and bustle of this exciting season of American antiques, Trust members gathered for a series of three…