The Winter Show announced dates for its inaugural 2021 online edition, taking place January 22-31, 2021, with VIP Preview Access on January 19 – 21, 2021. The Winter Show’s new virtual platform will feature some 60 exhibitors, bringing together a dynamic group of leading international dealers that represent a diverse and global mix of fine and decorative arts from ancient times to the present day. The Show is New York’s longest-running art, antiques, and design fair, established in 1954 by East Side House Settlement to benefit the community-based organization’s critical mission serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. All net proceeds from The Winter Show’s VIP Preview Access, general admissions, and any additional donations directly benefit East Side House and contribute substantially to the organization’s life-changing work.
“While the format of The Winter Show may look different this year, the quality of our exhibitors, programming, and partners remain as engaging as ever,” said Executive Director Helen Allen. “We have worked to create a virtual format that is interactive, visually stimulating, and showcases the quality and depth of the objects presented. We are excited to bring The Winter Show and the transformative work of East Side House to an even greater international audience through our new online platform.
The Winter Show 2021 will take place on an immersive online platform that allows exhibitors to present a gallery exhibition in a three-dimensional virtual space. Visitors will be able to take in the digital presentations as a whole and view close-up, detailed views of each work. Exhibitors will curate their selections, featuring up to twenty artworks and objects at a time in the virtual space. The Winter Show will also provide a space for discussion and engagement, offering virtual “office hours” for visitors to connect with dealers directly.
In keeping with the Show’s commitment to presenting an unparalleled and high-quality selection of works in the fine and decorative arts, the objects on view in the online fair are vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of experts from the United States and Europe.
Each year, The Winter Show invites leaders from the worlds of interior design and architecture to lend their voices as Design Co-Chairs, reinforcing the Show’s deep relationship with the design community. The Show’s 2021 Design Co-Chairs are Wendy Goodman, Thomas Jayne, and Frank de Biasi. Their support heightens awareness of the important work done by East Side House, in addition to promoting the use of historic art and objects in contemporary architecture and design.
In 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis, East Side House Settlement created new initiatives to address the immediate needs of the communities that bear the brunt of public health crises, including the distribution of food to families through the Harvest to Haven program and education tools to students to mitigate the digital divide and keep students learning remotely.
“East Side House has always prioritized the needs of our community above all else. Now, in a time where families in the Bronx are bearing the brunt of this pandemic—in jobs lost, in household income depleted, and in lives lost—we made sure to step up and mobilize to meet their needs,” said Daniel Diaz, Executive Director of East Side House Settlement. “East Side House is proud to be able to feed over 5,000 of our neighbors each week from our new Harvest to Haven program, conduct thousands of wellness checks with families to make sure they are safe and healthy, and rethink how we can educate our young people in this new environment. Every day, we are inspired by the resolve of the families we serve. The funds raised by The Winter Show help make it possible for us to provide critical resources, programs, and opportunities to empower individuals and make a meaningful difference in our communities.”
Join Barbara Israel in conversation with Howard Zar (Director, Lyndhurst), Stephen Byrns (President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy) and Lorraine Gilligan (Director of Preservation, Old Westbury Gardens) as they discuss some of the Northeast region’s most notable historic gardens and grounds. During the pandemic, public gardens have become doubly valued as safe havens and their popularity has soared. Join our panel discussion for a glimpse into the histories of these three outstanding gardens and explore their influences and stylistic differences.
Moderator: Barbara Israel
Panelists: Stephen Byrns I President, Untermyer Gardens
Lorraine Gilligan I Director of Preservation, Old Westbury
Howard Zar I Director, Lyndhurst
And at 5:00pm, Evolving Narratives in the 21st Century Museum presented by The Magazine Antiques
The questions of whose history and culture American museums represent and who these institutions are speaking to are finally being addressed. Join Elizabeth Pochoda, advisory editor of The Magazine ANTIQUES, and a panel of distinguished curators and museum directors as they discuss the ways in which museums are engaging previously underrepresented artists, subject matter, and audiences. The panelists will speak about their past and current efforts towards change, and their specific approaches to audience engagement.
Elizabeth Pochoda I Panel organizer and advisory editor The Magazine ANTIQUES
Sylvia Yount I Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator in Charge of the American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jami C. Powell I Citizen of the Osage Nation and curator of Native American Art at the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College
David Pilgrim I VP for Diversity, Inclusion, and Strategic Initiatives and the Founder and Director of the Jim Crow Museum
Joanne T. Hyppolite I Supervisory Museum Curator of the African Diaspora, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian
Tuesday, January 26th at 5:00pm Blended Spirits: A Curious Objects Cocktail Hour at The Winter Show
You’re invited to a live Winter Show event with Curious Objects, the podcast from The Magazine ANTIQUES. Winter Show exhibitors Daniel Crouch (Daniel Crouch Rare Books), Carrie Imberman (Kentshire), and Keegan Goepfert (Les Enluminures) join host Ben Miller for a cocktail hour Zoom chat about alcohol-friendly antiques. From a medieval illustration of beer-quaffing Trappist monks to a goat-head silver drinking cup, you’ll hear about wacky objects and the wild stories behind them from some of the show’s most irreverent dealers.
To make things even more interesting, we’ll be mixing up a custom Winter Rosé Sangria cocktail crafted for the occasion by a friend of the show Mark Addison, author of Cocktail Chameleon.
Wednesday, January 27th at 1:00pm The Bennett Collection: Paintings of Women by Women
Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt have spent years amassing an impressive collection dedicated exclusively to figurative realist paintings of women by women.
The Collection’s aim – to elevate women painters (who have not received the same degree of acceptance as their male counterparts) and to ignite enthusiasm and dialogue about figurative realism, a style which, over the past half-century, has fallen out of favor.
The Collection includes work by historical trailblazing women painters such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, and Elisabetta Sirani alongside some of the most exciting women painters currently working: Julie Bell, Margaret Bowland, Aleah Chapin, Aneka Ingold, and dozens of others.
Join the Texas-based collectors as they discuss their passion for championing women artists. To see their full collection visit: www.thebennettartcollection.com and follow them on IG @bennett897 or FB @TheBennettArtCollection.
And at 5:00pm Garden Delights: Bringing the Outdoors Inside
Join New York Cottages & Gardens Editor in Chief Kendell Cronstrom, Interior Designer Matthew Patrick Smyth, and Winter Show dealers Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz and Benoist Drut of Maison Gerard as they explore the pull of nature in design and craftsmanship.
Thursday, January 28th at 5:00pm Craft: An American History
The United States has always been a nation of makers. From initial settlement through successive waves of immigration, craft has been crucial to America’s economy and its identity, appealing to deeply held ideas of individuality and self-sufficiency.
In his new book, historian and curator Glenn Adamson argues that crafted objects have played another, under-recognized role in our history, as symbols in the fight for social progress and as ethical guideposts, pointing firmly toward the future. Following his reading, Glenn will be joined by Ethan Lasser, curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for a discussion of the book and its subject.
Thursday, January 28th at 1:00pm Design Firsts
Tony moderates a discussion with established designers, to discuss their “design firsts,” with a focus on art & antiques and their experiences with The Winter Show.
January 22 ~ 31st Ongoing Talks
Join our dealers as they share their deep expertise and discuss highlights from their galleries and the show.
Aronson of Amsterdam
Robert Young Antiques
Sunday, January 31st at 8:00pm ~ Fair Closes
East Side House Settlement is a community-based organization located in the South Bronx. Recognizing education as the key to economic and civic opportunity, East Side House works with schools, community centers, and other partners to bring quality education and resources to individuals in need, helping approximately 10,000 residents of the Bronx and Northern Manhattan improve their lives each year.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, East Side House has created theHarvest to Haven program and is purchasing surplus crops from farmers and distributing them to families in need. To date, over 700,000 pounds of food has been packaged and distributed and East Side House has fed over 150,000 people. In addition, the organization has distributed at-home learning kits complete with multicultural books and STEM activities and over 700 tablets and hot spots to students and families in an effort to mitigate the digital divide and keep students learning remotely. The organization continues to conduct friendly remote check-ins with students and families and senior citizens to fight against feelings of isolation, and to assess needs as they develop.
2021 Winter Show Exhibitors
Adelson Galleries, Inc., New York, USA
A La Vieille Russie, Inc., New York, USA
Apter-Fredericks, London, UK
Arader Galleries, Philadelphia, PA, USA Aronson of Amsterdam, Amsterdam,Netherlands
Barbara Israel Garden Antiques, New York,
Bernard & S. Dean Levy Inc., New York, USA Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, LLC, New York, USA
Bowman Sculpture, London, UK
Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz, Paris, France Cohen & Cohen, Reigate, UK
Cove Landing, New York, USA
Daniel Crouch Rare Books, London, UK;
New York, USA
David A. Schorsch–Eileen M. Smiles
American Antiques, Woodbury, CT, USA Didier Ltd, London, UK
Donzella, New York, USA
Elle Shushan, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Erik Thomsen Gallery, New York, USA
H. Blairman & Sons Ltd, London, UK Hill-Stone, Inc., South Dartmouth, MA, USA Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, USA Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd., New York, USA James Graham-Stewart, London, UK James Infante, New York, USA
James Robinson, Inc., New York, USA
Joan B Mirviss LTD, New York, USA Jonathan Boos, New York, USA
Kelly Kinzle, New Oxford, PA, USA Kentshire, New York, USA
Keshishian, London, UK
Koopman Rare Art, London, UK
Les Enluminures, Chicago and New York, USA; Paris, France
Lillian Nassau LLC, New York, USA Lobel Modern, New York, USA Lost City Arts, New York, USA Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd,
Macklowe Gallery, Ltd., New York, USA Maison Gerard, New York, USA
Martyn Gregory, London, UK
Menconi + Schoelkopf, New York, USA Michael Goedhuis, London, UK
Michele Beiny, Inc., New York, USA Nathan Liverant and Son LLC, Colchester,
The Old Print Shop, Inc., New York, USA Peter Finer, London, UK
Peter Pap Oriental Rugs, Dublin, NH, USA Plektron Fine Arts AG, Zurich, Switzerland Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., New York,
Red Fox Fine Art, Middleburg, VA, USA Robert Simon Fine Art, New York, USA Robert Young Antiques, London, UK Ronald Phillips Ltd, London, UK
Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA S. J. Shrubsole, New York, USA
Spencer Marks, Southampton, MA, USA Tambaran, New York, USA
Thistlethwaite Americana, Upperville, VA,
Thomas Colville Fine Art, Guilford, CT,
Thomas Heneage Art Books, London, UK Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, USA