Design on a Dime

April 25-28, 2018

Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

Celebrate the 14th Annual Design on a Dime as Housing Works presents 60+ vignettes from top designers while raising funds for AIDS and homelessness. Housing Works is the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the country, and the annual event is the brainchild of designer James Huniford, founding chair of Design on a Dime. “It all started with the idea that this would be a way for designers to come together to change the lives of thousands in need,” says Huniford. “It brings together the big personalities of designers in a collaborative way, working in harmony toward a shared goal.”


On Wednesday, the Groundbreaker Awards will be presented at a celebratory dinner preceded by cocktails; recipients are designer Bunny Williams, Robert Chavez of Hermès, and actor/singer/activist Javier Muñoz. The Opening Night Reception will be held on Thursday with a VIP cocktail hour, preview, and shopping, followed by a public sale on Friday.

Above: The designers for the 2017 edition of Design on a Dime at a Kick Off party. Gary Gershoff for Getty Images.

Art Market San Francisco

April 26-29, 2018

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this April for the celebrated art fair's anticipated eighth edition. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors in 2017, the 2018 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.


Art Market San Francisco, the Bay Area’s longest running contemporary and modern art fair, will feature 80 established galleries from around the globe bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists and galleries to San Francisco. In showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects, Art Market San Francisco creates an ideal context for the discovery, exploration, and acquisition of art.

The 46th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Opening Night: April 30, 2018; 583 Park Avenue, NYC

Show House: May 1-May 31, 2018

110 East 76th Street, NYC

On April 30th, the opening night reception for Kips Bay Decorator Show House will usher in the highly anticipated month-long design event open to the public from May 1-31st.


The town house, which is currently on the market for $51,000,000, is comprised of seven sprawling levels with a beautiful winding staircase connecting each level. At 15,000-square-feet, the spaces includes tall ceilings and an abundance of windows for a light and airy feel. The estate’s ideal location, in the heart of New York City’s Upper East Side, allows for easy access to Central Park and Museum Mile. This May, the sought-after residence will call upon 22 leading interior designers to transform individual rooms before opening to the public for viewing.

Notes James Druckman, President and CEO of the New York Design Center, and President of the Board of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, “The incredible group of designers and this remarkable space make the Show House one of the most important events in design, not only aesthetically, but also financially for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.” Show House Chair Bunny Williams adds, “It’s the perfect landscape for transformation and we are eager to share the Show House with the public and designers alike to raise essential funding for New York City’s youth.”


Design ADAC
April 24-26, 2018
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA

Design ADAC is a celebration of illustrious tastemakers, design authorities, and revolutionary new products that show the powerful connection between innovation and the art of expression. Participants can hear from nearly 30 experts on topics ranging from masters of design and dream spaces.

Spring Market 2018
April 26, 2018
Decorative Center, Houston

Attend Spring Market and meet the influencers, drivers, trendsetters and discover the latest cutting-edge news in the design community.

Hillsborough Antiques + Art + Design Show
April 27-28, 2018
San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, CA

Hillsborough Antiques + Art + Design Show will feature more than 100  premier exhibitors from across the U.S., Canada, and Europe offering fine antiques and decorative arts representing all movements of the 17th-20th centuries. The show benefits United Veterans Services.



Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici

April 24-July 22, 2018

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC


Through some 110 works of art (primarily paintings), many of which are unpublished and newly restored, the exhibition will survey the most important artists and stylistic developments of the period and highlight the emergence of new pictorial genres and subjects. Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790 is the first major exhibition devoted to this neglected topic.


Through some 110 works of art (primarily paintings), many of which are unpublished and newly restored, the exhibition will survey the most important artists and stylistic developments of the period and highlight the emergence of new pictorial genres and subjects. Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790 is the first major exhibition devoted to this neglected topic.

Right: Ignacio Maria Barreda (Mexican, active 1750-1800), Portrait of Doña Juana Maria Romero (Retrato de doña juana Maria Romero), 1794. Oil on canvas. © Museo Nacional de Historia Castillo de Chapultepec, INAH, Secretaría de Cultura, Mexico City.


Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Fort Worth, TX

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has conserved and installed an icon of American art, Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907). The 7-foot-tall cement sculpture of the Roman goddess of the hunt was created in 1894 by artist Saint-Gaudens as a gift to his friend, architect Stanford White (1853–1906).

Saint-Gaudens was commissioned by White around 1887 to create a sculpture to adorn the top of Madison Square Garden in New York City. The initial version designed by Saint-Gaudens was deemed too large for the building and was replaced with a monumental 13-foot-tall, bronze weathervane of Diana, which adorned the top of the building from 1893 to 1925. White was so enamored with Saint-Gaudens’ sculpture that he asked him for a half-sized version for his own garden. The artist presented a 7-foot-tall cement Diana to White in 1894, and the sculpture resided at White’s estate in Box Hill, New York, for more than 30 years. The Amon Carter acquired the cement sculpture in the 1980s along with a bronze companion that had remained in the White Family. Today, that remarkable sculpture, a gift from one friend to another, is part of the Amon Carter’s permanent collection and on view for the first time in Fort Worth.

Left: Image courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.


Charles Santore: Fifty Years of Art and Storytelling

Through May 13, 2018

Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA

This first-ever retrospective of the work of Charles Santore (born 1935) traces the development of the internationally renowned illustrator from his commercial work of the 1960s to his most recent children’s book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (2017). The exhibition includes illustrations for The Wizard of Oz, Paul Revere’s Ride, A Stowaway on Noah’s Ark, Snow White, and other books, together with theater posters, album covers, and celebrity portraits made for TV Guide in the 1970s and 1980s.

A collector and scholar, Santore is also author and illustrator of "The Windsor Style in America," volumes I and II, benchmarks within the world of collecting and among the most important books on the topic.

His work has been the focus of several major exhibitions at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Society of Illustrators in New York. He was also included in the nationwide traveling exhibition Myth, Magic and Mystery: One Hundred Years of American Children’s Book Illustration. Santore is the recipient of numerous awards including the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence and the Hamilton King Award.

Click here to view a selection of works in the exhibition.