Martha Stewart To Open Delaware Antiques Show
Martha Stewart will be on hand for the opening night party of the 47th annual Delaware Antiques Show at Wilmington's Chase Center on the Riverfront on November 4. The show runs November 5-7 and will include more than 60 antiques dealers showcasing furniture, rugs, porcelain, silver, and more. The show is organized by Winterthur as a benefit for educational programming at the museum. The Delaware Antiques Show is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country and offers one benefit others can't-- tax-free shopping.
The opening night is a gala event providing early-access shopping for the show's finest items and a chance to win a $2,500 show voucher, courtesy of Freeman's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Sponsor level tickets which get you access to Martha Stewart's talk are $250.
General admission to the show is $15 per person and your ticket is valid for all three days and includes both of the special lectures. A Special Lecture by Barbara Israel takes place Friday, November 5 at 10:00 am. She is the founder of Israel Garden Antiques and an authority on antique garden ornaments. Israel will lecture on the golden age of American gardens (1890– 1940). On Saturday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m.,Wendy Cooper and Lisa Minardi, Winterthur curators will give an overview of their forthcoming exhibition Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1725–1850, to open at Winterthur on April 2, 2011 and run through January 8, 2012.
The show will also feature a special loan exhibition: Dipped, Dripped & Dug: English Industrial Slipware from Winterthur & Independence National Historical Park. This exhibition features boldly ornamented English mocha and dipped ware from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.The exhibition brings together earthenware from Winterthur Museum and the INHP's National Constitution Center Archaeological Site in Philadelphia and the display is organized primarily by decorative techniques and motifs. . Following the Delaware Antiques Show, this display will be reinstalled in Winterthur's Ceramics and Glass Gallery, to be on view through late 2011.
For an additional $10 upgrade you can visit Winterthur's exhibition Betsy Ross: The Life Behind the Legend (on view October 2–January 2). The upgrade includes shuttle service from the Chase Center on the Riverfront and an introductory tour of the house. You can purchase tickets online through the Winterthur website.
[via ArtFix Daily]