Saturday, May 15, 2010

This Week's Events May 16 to 22, 2010

The Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show is still on until May 16th in Brimfield Massachusetts. By all accounts, this is proving to be a great success for antique connoisseurs. There are hundreds of vendors offering their treasures for sale. The show is a field of tents right in the heart of a region rich in Colonial history.
Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show

Christie's is having an Important English, Continental and American Silver Auction on May 19, 2010 at 10 a.m. in New York at the Rockefeller Plaza. Viewing is at Rockefeller Center on the following dates:
May 15 10am - 5pm
May 16 1pm - 5pm
May 17 10am - 5pm
May 18 10am - 5pm
Christie's May 19th Auction

The ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) is on now at the Jacob Javits Center in New York until May 18th. Over 550 American and international exhibitors are displaying contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors at the Javits Center. Members of the general public are welcome on Tuesday, May 18.

One of my Twitter and Facebook friends, Maybelline Te (@maybellinete) is at the ICFF to unveil her brand new furniture line, Snug Furniture.

You might enjoy Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, on until July 4th. This exhibition has a selection of European works on paper spanning the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Included is a group of eighteenth-century German and Austrian designs for altarpieces, as well as designs for the highly sculptural altars that framed these paintings.
Drawings and Prints 15th c to 20th c

If you're lucky enough to be near the Winterthur Museum in Delaware, you might enjoy Lost Gardens of Brandywine, on until to July 25th. On display are rare early colour images and garden ornaments featuring the private, historic gardens of the Brandywine Valley.
Lost Gardens of Brandywine

Family Matters: Love, Marriage and Maiolica in the Italian Renaissance is on at Toronto's Gardiner Museum to July 4th in the Focus gallery.  This exhibition of Italian maiolica (brightly painted, tin-glazed earthenware produced in Renaissance Italy) shows its significance in Italian Renaissance society.
Maiolica in the Italian Renaissance

Still on until August 29th, in Toronto at the Royal Ontario Museum, is Wedgwood: Artistry and Innovation. Classic design and changing styles are featured in this beautiful exhibition of nearly 100 of the finest Wedgwood wares in Canada.
Wedgwood: Artistry and Innovation

You can discover Toronto's past from May to October by going on one of the Heritage Toronto Walks. These neighbourhood walking tours are free of charge, and no reservations are needed. They tell the stories of Toronto's people, landscapes and historic buildings. On May 16th, there are two walks. One walking tour goes through Agincourt Village at 1:30 p.m. The other walking tour, Atop the Davenport Hill in the 1920s, is also at 1:30 p.m.
Heritage Toronto Walks

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