By A. E. Colas, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 20, 2017
The Winter Antiques Show is one of the highlights of the social and art season in New York City and for good reason. First of all, this show is an annual benefit for East Side Settlement, a New York City social service organization that specializes in education at all age levels and work/career readiness training. Secondly, the level of items on display is exceptionally high: all come with a guarantee by the exhibitors that each piece has been carefully screened for authenticity, date, and condition. Visiting the Winter Antiques show is an excellent way to begin to learn about and appreciate fine and decorative arts from America, Asia, England, and Europe. And thirdly, the annual choice for the featured loan exhibition is always an institution or collection that is among the best in its chosen topic or field. This year's loan exhibition is titled The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum: Revolution and Evolution. AARFAM provides a comprehensive overview of American folk art ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries and is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, part of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. It is an outstanding museum for both its collection and educational programs.
A. E. Colas, a Contributing Writer for ZEALnyc, writes about art and museum exhibits, as well as lifestyle features.
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