January 22, 2010

Attending the American Antiques Show

On Wednesday evening, January 20th, I attended The American Antiques Show (TAAS) Gala Benefit Preview with a small group of colleagues.  It was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City and the show runs through Sunday, January 24th.  This very popular exhibition features the finest dealers in 17th to 20th century American folk art, furniture, and American Indian art.  TAAS kicks off Americana Week in New York and all proceeds from the Preview support the American Folk Art Museum's educational and exhibition programming.  The American Folk Art Museum is a fabulous institution, which displays traditional folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad.  Our evening at the gala was fun and interesting and it's always a treat to see such amazing creations.