The last months of the year, and then the first few months of the new year are the season for antique shows and art events. I thought I would take the opportunity to highlight some favorites, and introduce a new feature on Urban Art and Antiques, our calendar.
The Theta Antiques Show in Houston is coming up November 18-21 at the George Brown Convention Center there. The show features forum speakers and a special exhibit from the Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens.
The weekend after thanksgiving its the Holiday Antiques Show in Williamsburg, Virginia. It would also be an excellent time to check outGordon Converse of Antiques Roadshow fame will be on hand for a Sunday appraisal clinic. the grounds and decorative arts collections at Williamsburg. Plus Gordon Converse of Antiques Roadshow fame will be on hand for a Sunday appraisal clinic.
David Sokosh will pay a visit to the Fine Art Fair at the National Academy in New York City for Urban Art & Antiques. Established in 2008, the fair focuses on the grand tradition of American art established early in the 19th century and gathers more than 200 works in a virtual “group show” by National Academy members and their circle. The event takes place November 29- December 2.
The Tower Antiques Show takes place at Fair Park in Dallas December 3-5. It’s one of the region’s better antiques shows and a favorite in the Southwest.
Beyond that there are a number of exciting auction previews in New York and elsewhere including American paintings at Christie’s and Bonham’s, items from the Smithsonian at Pook & Pook and a collection of Pennsylvania items at Freeman’s. When January rolls around, Antique Week will be upon us and the month is full of shows in New York, Florida and elsewhere. Check out the calendar for details.