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American Antiques Show
Opening Night Party
The Metropolitan Pavilion
January 20, 2010

Antique Show:
January 21-24, 2010

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Mary Blanco
and Daniel Perry


Opposite Photo: Marjorie Nevin
Photo Credit Daniel Perry

The spirit of Texas lit up the opening night party for the American Antiques Show; one of Texas's most famous daughters, Lynda Johnson Robb, traveled to New York to be the party's Grand Chair. The evening's festivities showcased the best of American antiques and benefited the temple of American collectibles, the American Folk Art Museum.

Carnival Ball Toss Clown Target
Photo Credit Mary Blanco
Carved Articulate Figures
Photo Credit Mary Blanco
Lacemaker's Lamp
Photo Credit Mary Blanco

Open the Box
Photo Credit Mary Blanco

The party was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, the location of the show. Guests wandered through a maze of booth which featured an eclectic mix of both classic antiques and folk art. Many of the pieces were great fun, especially the antique toys and carnival pieces.

Marjorie Nivens
Photo Credit Mary Blanco
Marjorie Nivens
Photo Credit Mary Blanco

The evenings guests represented a wide spectrum of New York's fashion and art world: Mario Buatta; Alexa Hampton; Duane Hampton; Cathy Hardwick; Dick and Laura Parsons; Martha Stewart; Cindy Addams; Michael Musto; Mrs. Warren Avis; twins Leigh and Leslie Keno of The Antiques Road Show; Marjorie Nivens; Liz Peek; Ellie Cullman Kravis; Mary McFadden; Robin Chandler Duke; and Robert and Marjorie Hirschhorn.

Event cochairs of the 2010 American Antiques Show were Barry Briskin, Joan M. Johnson, and Elizabeth V. Warren. The executive chairs were Barry Briskin, Lucy and Mike Danziger, Joan and Victor Johnson, Petra and Stephen Levin, Laura and Richard Parsons, Francesca Petrucci and Stephen Corelli, Elizabeth and Irwin Warren. Vice chairs were Peyton Cochran and Michael and Rebecca Gamzon. The chair of the Interior Designers’ Committee is Karin Blake. The show manager is Karen DiSaia, and the executive director is Caroline Kerrigan Lerch.


Dealer with Figurines
Photo Credit Mary Blanco

Here is a quote from the American Folk Art Museum's website: The American Folk Art Museum is the premier institution devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of traditional folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad. The museum preserves, conserves, and interprets a comprehensive collection of the highest quality, with objects dating from the 18th century to the present. In conjunction with its other activities, the American Folk Art Museum is proud to sponsor The American Antiques Show as an extension of its mission.

Lynda Bird Robb
Photo Credit Daniel Perry
Penny Katz, Kendra Daniel
and Lynne Ditman
Photo Credit Daniel Perry
  Maurice Tobin
Photo Credit Daniel Perry
Phyllis L. Kossoff
Photo Credit Daniel Perry

Yanna Aris and Jonathan Marder
Photo Credit Daniel Perry
Barry Briskin, Chairman of the Board of the Folk Art Museum
Photo Credit Daniel Perry

Interio Designer Mario Buatta and
Designer Cathy Hardwick
Photo Credit Daniel Perry
Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey
Photo Credit Daniel Perry
Angela Chen and David Webster
Photo Credit Daniel Perry


Nancy Vignola and Cindy Adams
Photo Credit Daniel Perry


Laura Parsons, Lucy and Mike Danziger
Photo Credit Daniel Perry


Stacy C. Hollander (American Folk Art Museum's Senior Curator), Lee Kagen,
Ellie Shushan, Linda Eaton, Amelia Peck (Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator)

Photo Credit Daniel Perry



Lynda Bird Robb, Agnes Nixon and Emily Nixon
Photo Credit Daniel Perry

folkartmuseum.org

 

 

 



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