The Winter Antiques Show’s 2011 loan exhibition, Grandeur Preserved: Masterworks Presented by Historic Charleston Foundation highlights more than fifty objects in an unprecedented collaboration among Charleston’s leading cultural institutions as well as private collections. The exhibition has been organized by Historic Charleston Foundation, established in 1947 as an educational non-profit dedicated to the preservation of buildings, landscapes and cultural resources in Charleston and its historic surroundings. Important objects from Historic Charleston Foundation’s two museum houses will be complemented with loans from The Charleston Museum, Drayton Hall, Gibbes Museum of Art/Carolina Art Association, and Middleton Place Foundation, and include many works that will be on view for the first time. A five-part lecture series related to the loan exhibition will be presented during the Show. Jeff Daly, formerly senior design advisor to the director at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and now head of his own design firm, will design the loan exhibition, sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance for the 15th consecutive year.
Eliza Izard (Mrs. Thomas Pinckney, Jr.), Edward Greene Malbone (American, 1777-1807), 1801, Watercolor on ivory, Gibbes Museum of Art/ Carolina Art Association
Portrait of Mary Rutledge Smith and Son Edward, George Romney (British, 1734- 1802), London, England, 1786, Oil on canvas,Collection purchase with contributions by anonymous southern foundation, 77.1.1. Historic Charleston Foundation. Mary Rutledge Smith sat for the famous English portraitist George Romney in 1786, while on a grand tour with her husband Colonel Roger Smith. This is the first time the portrait has travelled out of South Carolina for public view since it was purchased by Historic Charleston Foundation in 1976.
2011 Winter Antiques Show: January 21 - 30, 2011
Open Daily 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursday 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Park Avenue Armory
67th St. & Park Ave.
New York City
Daily Admission: $20 (includes catalogue)
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