Antiques Shows | Dec 30, 2014 |
Winter Antiques Show back—readies for opening night bash
Boh staff
By Staff

Next month, arguably one of the most popular antiques shows on the design industry calendar, the Winter Antiques Show, is coming back for its 61st edition in New York City.

Each year, the show kicks-off with a bang at the Opening Night Party, which this year will be co-chaired by architect Peter Pennoyer and interior designer Katie Ridder.

Husband and wife Peter Pennoyer and Katie Rider

In addition, the show will host the Young Collector’s Night on Thursday, Jan. 29, which is geared toward new collectors, emerging philanthropists and art and design enthusiasts. The evening is sponsored by New York Magazine, so naturally Design Editor Wendy Goodman will be at the event, as will designers Alessandra Branca, Geoffrey Bradfield, Jon Call, John Douglas Eason, Alexa Hampton, Shawn Henderson and Young Huh.

Young Collector's Night 2014

Design enthusiasts and collectors will be able to shop booths put together by hundreds of leading antiques dealers, including Alexander Gallery, Cohen & Cohen, Philip Colleck, The Fine Art Society, Georgian Manor Antiques, Liz O’Brien and the Moderne Gallery.

This year's loan exhibition is Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum, 1909-2015, which features exceptional pieces from the Newark Museum in New Jersey.

Ballantine House Library as seem at the Newark Museum

Now in its 106th year, the museum was the first institution to acquire an oil painting of Yosemite, the first to feature outsider art with a William Edmonson piece and the first to give a one-man show to a living American artist (Max Weber).

Additionally, they possess the first abstract painting ever completed by an American artist, a work done by Arthur Dove (1880-1946). They were also the first to recognize and explore lacquer from all regions of Asia, and is the only museum covering the “Arts of Africa” from the Mediterranean to Cape Hope. That freshness and diversity will be reflected at the 2015 Winter Antiques Show Loan Exhibition.

The Winter Antiques Show was established in 1955 by the show’s beneficiary, East Side House Settlement. One of New York City’s oldest social service organizations, East Side House was established in 1891 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and moved to the South Bronx—within one of the nation’s poorest congressional districts—in 1963. Proceeds from the Winter Antiques Show will aid the East Side House Settlement’s mission of providing access to quality education and technology training as gateways out of poverty.

Decorative Objects from Liz O'Brien

The 61st-annual Winter Antiques Show takes place at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, and is open daily from noon to 8 p.m., but closes at 6 p.m. on Sundays and Thursdays. Admission is $25 and includes a catalogue.

To purchases tickets for the Opening Night Party, Young Collector’s Night or General Admission, click here.

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