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  • Maine Antiques DigestAmericana Week 2012: The Shows
    www.maineantiquedigest.com
    The New York Winter Antiques Show spawned Americana Week more than 30 years ago when auctions began scheduling Americana sales while collectors were in town. Then satellite shows began to cluster around the grandest of all shows in America, reaching a peak in numbers in the 1990's and now settling back to just five other shows this year. See the calendar on p. 2-AW for more details and contact information for the shows and other Americana Week events.

  • NE Antiques JournalShowtime in New York
    www.antiquesjournal.com
    It hit me between the eyes as I stepped through the doors of the Metro Show in New York. Light. Bright. Open. Expansive. I’d never seen an antiques show with that sort of ambience.
    Four hours later, I stepped into the Winter Show. A total contrast. Dark. Mysterious. Exclusive. Encompassing. The subdued lights of the booths made it seem like Aladdin’s Cave, full of treasure but undeniably cavernous.

  • NYTwo Fairs, Not Homogenized
    www.nytimes.com
    New York has become saturated with art fairs in the past decade, with committed art viewers spending much of late February and March wandering through partitioned spaces in convention centers, former warehouses or hotels turned into ad hoc trading posts. Not surprisingly, complaints of a homogenizing effect have been on the rise; all that newness, hipness and being in sync with the discourse can have an anesthetizing effect. Two smaller, idiosyncratic fairs taking place this weekend offer a slightly different experience.

  • VogueTNT Visits the Shop of Everything at outsider Art Fair
    www.vogue.com
    Last week the Museum of Everything arrived in New York with a stand at the NYC Metro Show, a fair for folk art and fine and decorative arts. Its walls covered in doodles meant to look like the inside of a library, Brett’s little stand holds exhibition catalogues, stickers, badges, and other paraphernalia, but the main attraction is James Brett himself.  

  • ViewpressAmerican Antiques NYC Metro Show 2012
    www.viewpress.com
    Photo gallery from the 2012 Metro Show NYC.

  • Moffly MediaA Winter Feast
    Moffly Media
    Want to relieve the doldrums brought on by the gray days of winter? Hop a train, or jump in your car and head for New York’s annual January art and antiques sales and shows, where you can feast on some very appealing and colorful eye candy. Today marks the start of the prestigious Winter Antiques Show, held each year at the magnificently appointed Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street.

  • CarnegieContemporary Craft
    Carnegie Magazine
    Carnegie Museum of Art once again showcases its rich collection of decorative arts, this time with an emphasis on Modernist and contemporary design and craft.

  • ArtnetMetro Show NO MORE BOUNDARIES
    www.artnet.com
     In the turbulent traditional fair world, the inaugural Metro Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Jan. 17-22, 2012, has pulled off a coup of sorts. It morphed from a folk art fair known as the American Antiques Show, or TAAS, which was organized by the American Folk Art Museum, into a new creation that blends folk art, design, tribal art and fine art, too, all wrapped up in a single event during Americana Week.

  • NY Social DiaryOpening Nights
    www.newyorksocialdiary.com
    This past Wednesday night, collectors, interior designers and art-insiders descended upon the long-anticipated Metro Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion to take a sneak peak at the new incarnation of what was once called the American Antiques Show. A jewel-box of a fair with 35 specialists in Americana and folk art, Outsider Art, Art, mid-20th century furniture, tribal and oceanic art, textiles, paintings, sculpture Asian Art, American flags, 17th-19th century American furniture and decorative art brought out their finest material.

  • A TALE OF TWO AFRICAN AMERICAN-MADE
    PLANTATION DESKS
    www.artsobserver.com
    NEW YORK—William Howard literally put his life into his work. Nearly 150 years ago, he made two hand-crafted desks, secretary-style treasures with pictographic details representing the many tools and utensils he used everyday.

  • What is James WearingThe NYC Metro Show
    www.whatisjameswearing.com
    During my time as a designer for Parish Hadley, the emphasis was on marrying pieces that shared a “sympathetic spirit,” rather than matching periods and styles. Needless to say, this approach allowed for some wonderfully playful and unexpected juxtapositions, and was very much at the heart of Parish Hadley’s most innovative and dynamic interiors.

  • Gallerist NYJim Crow, William Miller and Michael Eastman
    Walk Into an Art Fair…
    www.galleristny.com
    At his booth at The Metro Show, a new arts and design fair focused mainly on American folk art, James Brett, who runs the London-based Museum of Everything, looked around cautiously before removing his shirt.  Across the aisle a dealer looked at him with a judgmental gaze before Mr. Brett told her, “You’re funny.” He was fully clothed by the time a female visitor arrived at his booth.

  • METRO SHOW FEATURES A LIVELY LECTURE AND BOOTH TALK SCHEDULE
    www.artfixdaily.com
    When the Metro Show opens to the public on January 19 through 22, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street in New York, guests will not simply just see an alluring selection of fine and decorative arts, they will also have the unique opportunity to learn more about the periods featured - directly from the experts who are exhibiting at the show.

  • The January Art Scene in New York City
    www.nyluxury.com
    Art is a-popping these next few weeks here in Gotham and that should be a real treat for collectors, design aficionados, art-insiders, as well as curious neophytes to the art world. The annual Winter Antiques Show, the granddaddy of them all, in its 58th season, opens this week at the Park Avenue Armory, and promises to deliver, as usual, art of all stripes -- provided it comprises antiques through the 1960s.

  • The January Art Scene in New York City
    www.materialicious.com
    The Art Fair Company -- which organizes, among other fairs, the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair, which we always rave about -- will launch The Metro Show, a new arts and design fair that will replace The American Antiques Show (TAAS), formerly organized by the American Folk Art Museum.

  • Antique and Contemporary Art Meet New York’s
    Metro Show
    www.materialicious.com
    The inaugural Metro Show is a new art show being held January 19–22 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The fair, which evolved from the former American Antiques Show.

  • Cultural Diversity Showcasing Art and Antiques
    www.pollytalkfromnewyork.blogspot.com
    An eclectic mix of art and design, gallery openings and the American Antiques show all settle down in the Big Apple this week. It’s the Best of New York my friends, the very Best of Cultural Diversity to bring you indoors and warm up the chill of January.

  • The art market: January blues banished
    www.ft.com
    There was a time, not so long ago, when January was a fallow month for the art market, with hardly a fair or an auction in sight. How things have changed with the global expansion of the market.

  • Antique and Contemporary Art Meet
    New York’s Metro Show
    www.robbreport.com
    The inaugural Metro Show is a new art show being held January 19–22 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The fair, which evolved from the former American Antiques Show for Americana art, features 35 exhibitors of antique and modern works including many from the former show of Americana and folk art; oceanic, tribal, and Asian artworks; modern and contemporary paintings and prints; and more.

  • News Dealers Can Use: Metro Show Presents Eye-Alluring Bonanza of Treasures
    www.artfairinfo.com
    Recently, The Art Fair Company asked the Metro dealers: “If you had to select just one object to submit to a Top Ten list, what would it be?” and here are their responses:

  • Metro Show Presents Eye-Alluring Bonanza of Treasures for Collectors, Designers and Art-insiders Alike
    www.fineartpublicity.com
    The inaugural Metro Show reveals its brand new face when it opens to the public on January 19 through 22, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street in New York. Joining the brigade of the Americana dealers who signed on from the previous American Antiques Show is a new group of specialists who have expanded the vernacular of historical design, adding an exciting vitality and diversity to the fair’s new incarnation.

  • The Best of Americana Week  
    www.architecturaldigest.com 
    New York’s annual winter showcase for the finest American antiques, art, and crafts from the Colonial period to the early 20th century kicks off on January 16. AD previews the essentials.

  • Handle with Care 
    IN New York
    Art and antiques fairs are glittering events. Ever wonder, however, what happens before the doors are thrown open and the crowd rushes in? A behind-the-scenes look at the city's most prestigious shows.

  • Inaugural Metro Show Announced at the Metropolitan Pavilion
    New York

    www.fineartpublicity.com
    With a robust roster of new and returning exhibitors, the inaugural Metro Show leaps onto the art fair circuit with a group of highly acclaimed fine and decorative arts specialists. The show opens on Wednesday, January 18 and runs through Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, in New York’s Chelsea arts district.

  • The Art Market: Market Preview
    www.apollo-magazine.com
    It is not only the critical reputations of artists that rise and fall over the centuries. Individual works of art can also have tumultuous critical histories, as with each generation, scholars revise their views as to whether a particular work is by the master or not.

  • In January 2012 Calendar. Plan Ahead: Winter Warm-ups 
    IN New York
    January 22: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 1-312-587-7632 (Jan 18 - today).

  • Winter’s Wonders 
    Arts & Antiques
    IT MIGHT BE cold outside, but it’s a hot season for collectors. We’re not just talking about the annual pilgrimage to Florida that begins with Basel Miami Beach (December 1-4), now celebrating it’s 10th anniversary with 260 galleries from accross the globe; Design Miami (November 30-December 4), which has doubled in size with 230 dealers this year; and The Red Dor Art Fair (Also November 30-December 4), with 60 dealers and a new sculpture garden in the Wynwood art district, but also important auctions and art & antique fairs in New York and Europe.

  • In Pursuit of Antiques 
    Arts & Antiques
    WINTER IS WHEN we really live up to the “Antiques” part of the magazine’s title. In this December-January double issue we train the spotlight on American furniture and furnishings. January is traditionally antiques month in New York, and our reporter Sallie Brady previews the Winter Antiques Show, auctions, the Ceramic Fair, and the new Metro Show (starting on page 28).

  • All That Glitters 
    Arts & Antiques
    ON DECEMBER 16 in New York, Bonhams will hold a coin and medals auction whos star will undoubtably be an ultra-rare Chinese gold piece from the Rebublican period. It was struck in 1927 to honor the warlord Chang Tsu-Lin, who united Manchuria during that period of civil war and made it his private domain.

  • Events NYC. The Metro Show NYC. The Curated Object
    www.curatedobject.us
    With a robust roster of new and returning exhibitors, the inaugural Metro Show leaps onto the art fair circuit with a group of highly acclaimed fine and decorative arts specialists. The show opens on Wednesday, January 18 and runs through Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, in New York's Chelsea arts district.

  • The Metro Show: New Art and Antique Fair Replaces the American Antiques Show
    www.artdaily.com
    The Art Fair Company, which presents the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fairs and the Art and Antique Dealers League Spring Show NYC, will launch The Metro Show: Art & Antiques @ The Pavilion, a new art and antique fair which replaces The American Antiques Show (TAAS), formerly organized by the American Folk Art Museum, it was announced by Mark Lyman, the company's president.

  • Caroline Kerrigan Lerch Named Show Director For Inaugural Metro Show
    ArtfixDaily.com
    Caroline Kerrigan Lerch was named Show Director for The Metro Show, it was announced by Mark Lyman, President of the Art Fair Company. The inaugural fair, which debuts January 18-22, 2012, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, at 125 West 18th Street in Chelsea, replaces The American Antique Show (TAAS), formerly organized by the American Folk Art Museum. Ms. Lerch served as Executive Director of TAAS from 2006-2011.   

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    We are very pleased to announce that two Pratt  lounges will be featured at this year's METRO Show. The lounges were designed by a team of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Interior Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, which is committed to social and environmental responsibility.  ┬áMore