This week, I found these events to be particularly interesting.
The Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show is scheduled for May 11th to 16th in Brimfield Massachusetts. This is sure to be a great success for the antique connoisseurs who will attend. There are often 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
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered is on exhibit from April 13th to November 7th. The display of a superb silver Sachsen-Teschen Service is
in the Wrightsman Exhibition Gallery, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, 1st floor.
Vienna Circa 1780
Ignaz Josef Wort Pair of Wine Coolers 1781
The Winterthur Museum in Delaware is featuring Flower Power: Floral Artistry until October 31st. This exhibition shows how Henry Francis Du Pont chose colours, specific flowers, and vases when he created the floral arrangements for his home.
Flower Power: Floral Artistry at Wintherthur
The Antiques and Gardening Show at Bryn Du is on in Granville Ohio, May 14th to May 16th. More than forty dealers from twelve states will offer a variety of antiques from period furniture to silver and jewelry.
Antiques and Gardening at Bryn Du
In Toronto, at the Royal Ontario Museum, until August 29th, you can go to 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
The Gardiner Museum in Toronto is featuring a special exhibit on contemporary ceramics in Israel. This is running until May 9th. If you go, make sure to make time visiting the permanent collection too. This small museum is a treasure in itself. It's worth spending the day.
Contemporary Ceramics in Israel
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 9th, the walking tour goes through West Toronto Junction.
West Toronto Junction