Some magical moments between classical and modern movements are taking place at Park Avenue Armory. The Winter Antiques Show is celebrating its 62nd year as America’s most prestigious art, antiques, and design fair. The fully-vetted show was established in 1955 by East Side House Settlement, a social services institution located in the South Bronx.
Featuring 73 renowned experts in fine and decorative arts from around the world, the show is becoming much more international with 19 exhibitors now on hand.
This year the 2016 loan exhibition sponsored by Bessemer Trust, Legacy for the Future: The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, will pay tribute to the diversity of the Museum’s collection, with highlights ranging from antiquities and Baroque masterworks to Hudson River School landscapes and contemporary sculpture.
All net proceeds from the Show benefit East Side House Settlement, which provides access to quality education and technology training as gateways out of poverty to students in the South Bronx, one of the nation’s poorest congressional districts. Celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2016, East Side House continues to help motivated students graduate from high school, enroll in college, and build the skills necessary to secure good jobs.
Winter Antiques Show will run until January 28.
Daily admission to the Show is $25, which includes the Show’s award-winning catalogue. To purchase tickets call 718-292-7392 or visit www.WinterAntiquesShow.com.
The Presenting Sponsor for the event is Chubb Personal Insurance.