NYC TRIP TO THE WINTER SHOW & MORE!

  • January 24 - 26, 2024
  • Park Avenue Armory

    New York, New York 10065
Ticket Price $300.00-$350.00 This event is now over
Description

This January 24-26, join Executive Director Brenton Grom for a multi-generational experience during Americana Week, New York's annual celebration of decorative arts and design! Our VIP itinerary includes a lecture by Sarah Coffin (former Senior Curator at Cooper Hewitt), visits with dealers at the 70th Winter Show, and a tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The general itinerary will be followed by a special segment for the upcoming generation, who will join Brenton at the Winter Show's chic Young Collectors' Night party, followed by drinks at Chapel Bar, and the Taylor Swift: Storyteller exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design the next morning.

The Winter Show, held at the stunning Park Avenue Armory, is America's premiere art, antiques, and design fair, and features many of the world's top experts in the fine and decorative arts. Learn more HERE.

GENERAL ITINERARY (JANUARY 24-25) / Information continues below for the Young Friends portion of the trip.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

  • 11 AM/ Lunch at Inside Park at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church (included in registration fee).
  • 12:45 PM / Lecture by Sarah Coffin (St. Bartholomew’s Chapel), retired Senior Curator and Head of the Product Design and Decorative Arts Department at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum: “Dining and Diplomacy: Tablescapes and Cuisine as Political Messengers in Empire France.”
  • 2 PM / Tour of historic St. Bartholomew's Church with church staff.
  • 3 PM / The Winter Show (Park Avenue Armory), including special commentary from exhibiting dealers.
  • Dinner and evening activities on your own.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

  • 10 AM / The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Brenton Grom and Elizabeth Fox, Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery. This exclusive tour through the American Wing and recently-renovated British Galleries will focus on the history of period rooms and antiques collecting, the future of museums, and what all of this means for our own Webb Deane Stevens Museum. Participants from the Young Friends' itinerary will join us on this stop.

TICKETS
NSCDA-CT & Museum Members: $300 per person. Non-Members: $350 per person.

Includes admission to The Winter Show, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and lunch on January 24. Prices do not cover transportation, lodging, or meals not included in the itinerary.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Webb Deane Stevens Museum. It is understood that participation in this event/tour releases The Webb Deane Stevens Museum, NSCDA, NSCDA-CT, WDS staff and volunteers from any responsibility whatsoever for injury or death, or loss or damage of personal property sustained in connection with an event/tour.

LODGING
A special rate has been arranged with The Benjamin Royal Sonesta Hotel-Members Winter Show. Click HERE to reserve your room. There are also numerous other options nearby at a range of price points:

LOEWS REGENCY HOTEL  

127 East 55th St

New York, NY 10022 

   

CONCORDE HOTEL NEW YORK

540 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10065

 

THE GARDEN SUITES BY AFFINIA

215 East 64th St

New York, NY 10065

 

THE FIFTY SONESTA SELECT NEW YORK

155 East 50th St

New York, NY 10022

Miranda Head, Events and Rentals Manager, is happy to assist in planning your lodging and/or transportation into New York City and your return. Please send an email with your request or call 860-529-0612 ext 105.

At WDS we strive to present meaningful programming at reasonable prices, which often means that ticket sales do not fully cover our costs. If you are able to help subsidize this program with an additional contribution, please click HERE. A donation receipt is available upon request.

YOUNG FRIENDS ITINERARY (JANUARY 25-26)

Thursday, January 25, 2024

  • 10 AM / The Metropolitan Museum of Art with a multi-generational group led by Brenton Grom and Elizabeth Fox, Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery. This exclusive tour begins in the American Wing and continues through the Afrofuturist Period Room and the British Galleries, which reopened in 2020 following an innovative redesign by Roman and Williams, a firm acclaimed for its work in hotels, restaurants, and retail spaces. We'll talk about the history of period rooms and antiques collecting, and what all of this means for contemporary design and the future of museums.
  • Lunch and afternoon activities on your own.
  • 6:30 PM/ Young Collectors' Night at The Winter Show (Park Avenue Armory), where young design enthusiasts, collectors, and philanthropists step out for a night of mingling, perusing, and extraordinary fashion. We'll chat with some dealers along the way in about objects in their booths and meet young leaders in decorative arts and design.
  • Drinks at the beautiful Chapel Bar, a Gothic-revival Sunday School chapel designed in 1867 by James Renwick, Jr., and redesigned as a bar in 2018 by Roman and Williams, the firm responsible for the British Galleries at the Met!

Friday, January 26, 2024

  • 10:00 AM / Taylor Swift: Storyteller, an exhibition of the artist's costumes, props, and ephemera at the Museum of Arts and Design. Our tour will be led by MAD staff, with additional insider commentary from Miranda Head, Events and Rentals Manager at the Webb Deane Stevens Museum, who was a member of the team making magic on Taylor's global concert tour until she joined our team last fall!
  • Optional informal lunch and visit to Roman and Williams Guild, the flagship store of the design firm responsible for the Met British Galleries and Chapel Bar.

TICKETS
$300 per person.

includes admission to Young Collectors' Night (a $250 value), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Arts and Design, as well as a complimentary 1-year Webb Deane Stevens Museum membership. Price does not include transportation, lodging, meals, or drinks.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Webb Deane Stevens Museum. It is understood that participation in this event/tour releases The Webb Deane Stevens Museum, NSCDA, NSCDA-CT, WDS staff and volunteers from any responsibility whatsoever for injury or death, or loss or damage of personal property sustained in connection with an event/tour.

LODGING
A special rate has been arranged with The Benjamin Royal Sonesta Hotel-Members Winter Show. Click HERE  to reserve your room. There are also numerous other options nearby at a range of price points:

LOEWS REGENCY HOTEL  

127 East 55th St

New York, NY 10022 

   

CONCORDE HOTEL NEW YORK

540 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10065

 

THE GARDEN SUITES BY AFFINIA

215 East 64th St

New York, NY 10065

 

THE FIFTY SONESTA SELECT NEW YORK

155 East 50th St

New York, NY 10022

Date & Time

Jan 24, 2024 11:00 AM - Jan 26, 2024 1:00 PM

Venue Details

Park Avenue Armory

New York, New York 10065 Park Avenue Armory
Webb Deane Stevens Museum

Nestled in the heart of Connecticut's largest historic district, the Webb Deane Stevens Museum's three historic houses tell important stories of national and statewide significance.


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