MidWeek 2015.

MidWeek in Manchester Antiques Show, JFK Memorial Coliseum, Manchester, NH
August 10-11, 2016
First opening in nearby Bedford in 1994 and returning to the area after showing in Concord for the past few years, it’s wonderful to have MidWeek’s energy within the realm of Manchester again. Fifty dealers from twelve states will present material from the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, including Thurston Nichols, Stiles House Antiques, and American Primitive Gallery. Offerings include American and English furniture, folk art, fine art, samplers, redware, Oriental rugs, weathervanes, and early ceramics. For the first time ever, this year’s show will also include vintage poster art, estate and vintage jewelry and watches, and Black Forest collections. Click here to continue reading.

Antiques in Manchester: The Collectors’ Fair, Sullivan Arena, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
August 10-11, 2016

Eastern Great Lakes Woodlands (Iroquois) Ash Burl Bowl, c. 1800. Offered by Steven S. Powers.

Now in its fifth year ( its second at Saint Anselm), The Collectors’ Fair provides guests with wide aisles and plenty of space to discover the treasures offered by exhibitors. The show is known for its spectacular range of antiques, Americana, and fine art, as well as its top-notch roster of dealers, which includes Mark & Marjorie Allen, Joan Brownstein, Peter Eaton, J&R Ferris Antiques, Greg Kramer & Co., Steven S. Powers, Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, and Elliott & Grace Snyder. A shuttle bus will run between Antiques in Manchester and MidWeek in Manchester from 12pm-6pm on Wednesday, August 10. Click here to continue reading.

Olde Hope Antiques' booth at the 2015 NHADA Show.

The 59th Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show, Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH
August 11-13, 2016
The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association sponsors this Americana Week standard. Attendees line up in the wee hours for the doors to open, rushing in to see the material offered by the sixty-seven regional dealers. Guests at this year’s show can browse offerings from such industry leaders as Stephen Score, Inc., Frank & Barbara Pollack, Olde Hope Antiques, Kelly Kinzle Antiques, M. Finkel & Daughter, and Brock & Co. Each exhibitor is a NHADA member, adhering to the highest standards of the antiques business. Click here to continue reading.


Paulette Peden of Dawn Hill Antiques.

Nantucket Summer Antiques Show, Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Nantucket, MA
August 12-15, 2016
This year’s Nantucket Summer Antiques Show will be sponsored by the Antiques Council, which has managed the event for the past twenty-five years. The show will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Nantucket—a new venue that is close to downtown Nantucket and easy for visitors to access. The event will feature thirty-three exhibitors, including Dawn Hill Antiques, Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, Rehs Galleries, The Cooley Gallery, Yew Tree House Antiques, A La Vieille Russie, Sylvia Antiques, and Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art. Offerings will include everything from fine antiques to mid-century modern furniture and contemporary art. Click here to continue reading.


Oval Box, American, 1800–1900. Maple, pine, 4–11/16 x 11–5/16 x 8–15/16 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1966 (66.10.36a, b) Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Simple Gifts: Shaker at the Met, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
On view through June 25, 2017
This exquisite exhibition highlights the Met’s collection of Shaker furniture and textiles, most of which came from Faith and Edward Deming Andrews—pioneering collectors and scholars of Shaker culture who were responsible for garnering widespread interest in Shaker design and antiques during the twentieth century. Renowned for its simplicity and functionality, Shaker design stemmed from its makers’ religious beliefs and customs. Simple Gifts will present Shaker objects alongside related items, such as a painting by Charles Sheeler and a projection of a Martha Graham choreography performed on a set designed by Isamu Noguchi, illustrating how Shaker design overlapped with other design styles and influenced later movements. Click here to continue reading.


Image courtesy of Whitehawk Associates/H. Malcolm Grimmer.

38th Annual Whitehawk Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art Show, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM
August 12-15, 2016
Whitehawk Antique Shows has combined two exceptional and long-running events to create the Indian & Ethnographic Art Show. According to the show’s owner and producer, Marcia Berridge, “Combining the two shows has allowed us focus our efforts into one antique tribal event that highlights the very top tier of dealers in both American Indian and ethnographic material and ensures that collectors at every level will have well curated, high quality booths to shop from.” The show, which kicks off with an Opening Night Party on Friday, August 12, features leading dealers from across the country, including Marcy Burns and Throckmorton Fine Art. Click here to continue reading.


An interior by Thomas Jayne.

Thomas Jayne Lecture: Contemporary Interior Decoration—Collaborating with Artist and Artisans,
August 13, 2016, Seattle Rainier Club, Seattle, WA
The inimitable interior designer, Thomas Jayne, will host a must-attend lecture at the Seattle Rainier Club this week. Jayne, who founded his New York-based firm in 1990 after stints with Parish-Hadley & Associates and Kevin McNamara, is a master at tempering historical elements with fresh, sometimes unexpected modern twists. His striking projects, which include everything from a shingled seaside home in Maine to a Fifth Avenue apartment in a historic building by McKim, Mead & White, are often featured in industry-leading publications, including Architectural Digest and Elle Decor. The event is presented by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Click here to continue reading.


The dream of Zulaykha, from the Amber Album, about 1670. Mughal India. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; 32 x 24.4 cm (page); 21.9 x 15.4 cm (painting). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection, 2013.332 (recto).

Art and Stories from Mughal India, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
On view through October 23, 2016
India’s famously opulent Mughal Empire, which lasted from the early-sixteenth century until the mid-nineteenth century, saw the creation of some of the world’s most distinctive architecture, including the Taj Mahal, as well as magnificent paintings, dazzling jewelry, and much more. Art and Stories from Mughal India brings together 100 Mughal-period paintings that tell the story of the fabled empire and the profound artistic achievements that took place during Mughal rule. The exhibition also includes many works from the museum’s recent landmark acquisition of the Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Ralph Benkaim Collection and a selection of costumes, textiles, jewelry, arms and armor, architectural elements, and decorative arts on loan from museums across the country. Click here to continue reading.


R.B. Kitaj, The Wedding, 1989–93. Oil on canvas. Tate: Presented by the artist 1993. Photo © Tate, London 2016. Artwork © R.B. Kitaj Estate, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art.

London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, Kitaj, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
On view through November 13, 2016
This exhibition captures an exciting and highly influential period in British art. During the late-twentieth century, there was a seismic shift away from the post-war fascination with abstraction. A crop of artists, who belonged to the “School of London,” turned their attention to the human figure and everyday landscapes—subjects that had been rejected by their predecessors. London Calling focuses on six of the leading artists who helped renew interest in figurative painting during the twentieth century: Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, and R.B. Kitaj. The works on view are mainly drawn from Tate Modern’s illustrious collection. Click here to continue reading.