Calendar from January 16 to February 16:

This listing was prepared well in advance of the events below. Many of the events have since been postponed or cancelled as a precaution to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, now a pandemic. If you must (or choose) to attend any of the events listed below, we suggest you call and verify that it will be taking place as planned.


   THIS WEEK

January 20 to January 23 in Fishers, Indiana:

Hearthside Suppers—Series celebrates historic foodways, traditional hearth cooking, and the fellowship of the communal table presented in candlelight by costumed interpreters, in the 1823 William Conner House. For more information: Conner Prairie, (317) 776-6000.

January 20 to January 23 in Miami Beach, Florida:

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show—Show presents more than 700 dealers offering jewelry, watches, handbags, artwork, furniture, home décor and more. At the Miami Beach Convention Center. For more information: U.S. Antique Shows, (239) 732-6642.

January 21 to January 22 in Homeland, Florida:

Alafia River Rendezvous—Rendezvous includes music, games, and artisans demonstrating crafts such as flint knapping, broom making, blacksmithing, soap making, weaving and vendors offering pre-1840 merchandise for sale. For more information: Florida Frontiersmen

January 21 to January 23 in St Petersburg, Florida:

The Sunshine City Antiques Show—Show features 75 dealers offering a wide variety
of Items from Tiffany, jewelry, fine art and more. At the Historic Coliseum. For more information: Allman Promotions, (315) 686-5789.

January 22 in Marietta, Ohio:

The Nitty Gritty Series-Basic Traditional Gunsmithing Techniques of the 19th Century—Series explores the finer aspects of gunsmithing, focusing on gun barrel rifling machines, common tools of the gunsmith, stock inlay patterns and techniques, and touch on the methods used in building the Vincent Rifle. Registration required. For more information: Campus Martius Museum, (740) 373-3750.

January 22 in Ticonderoga, New York:

Virtual Material Matters - It’s in the Details—Conference on material culture spanning 1609-1815 includes sessions on A Colonial Ceres - John Singleton Copley’s Mrs. Ezekiel Goldthwait, Letters of a Canadian Woman - Material Culture and Identity in the Writings of Madame Bégon, 1748-1753 and more. Advance online registration required. For more information: Fort Ticonderoga, (518) 585-2821.

January 22 to January 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada:

Antique Arms Show—Show features antique firearms, curios, collectible knives and relics. At Westgate Resort & Casino. For more information: Antique Arms Show, (877) 968-8880.

   OPENINGS

January 20 to January 30 in New York, New York:

The Winter Show—Show features more than 70 exhibitors specializing in Americana, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts. At the Park Avenue Armory. For more information: The Winter Show, (718) 292-7392.

January 21 to September 5 in New York, New York:

Multitudes—Exhibition looks back across four centuries of folk and self-taught art through an exploration of related themes-creative gestures of repetition, seriality, recurrence, iteration, variation, and innovation, as seen within artistic practices and the practice of collecting and includes early American portraits, needlework, and quilts, to idiosyncratic creations of the 20th and the 21st centuries. For more information: American Folk Art Museum, (212) 595-9533.

January 22 to September 5 in New york, New York:

Multitudes—Exhibition, organized on the occasion of the Museum’s 60th anniversary, presents four centuries of folk and self-taught art through an exploration of related themes - creative gestures of repetition, seriality, recurrence, iteration, variation, and innovation, as seen within artistic practices and the practice of collecting. For more information: American Folk Art Museum, (212) 595-9533.

   ON-GOING EXHIBITIONS

Now through January 2, 2023 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

To Arm against an Enemy-Weapons of the Revolutionary War—Exhibit provides a deeper understanding of the instruments of war as the weapons take center stage and features approximately 70 muskets, carbines and rifles, bayonets, pistols and swords as used by Loyalists, American patriots, Hessians and British “red coats” in battles on land and at sea. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 800-hist or y.

Now through February 28 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Uncle Toms Cabin-Early and Notable Editions—Exhibit shows the early and notable editions of the novel in the library’s collection, as well as its interesting publishing history, first published in March 1852. For more information: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Now through March 27 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Promoting America-Maps of the Colonies and the New Republic—Exhibition features works that range from a 17th-century map depicting the “new World” as a literal Garden of Eden to maps celebrating the newly established United States of America as artists and mapmakers created impressions of the New World that fueled European imagination. Maps served as powerful propaganda tools for colonial expansionists eager to convey the richness and abundance of the land and its inhabitants. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (888) 965-7254.

Now through February 21 in New York, New York:

Emperors, Artists & Inventors-Transformative Gifts of Fine Arms and Armor—Exhibition features extraordinary works made in the service of monarchs, the nobility, and other eminent patrons from sixth-century Byzantium to early twentieth-century America, created by skilled artists or fabricated to showcase the latest technical innovations of the era. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through December 31 in Wilberforce, Ohio:

Rhythm of Revolution—Exhibit maps the visual flow of artistic, cultural, social, and political change in America from 1619 to the present day and explores how Black artists, religious leaders, and activists worked within their spheres of influence to transform Ohio and our nation. For more information: National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, 8007522603x2113.

Now through February 6 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Warranted to Give Satisfaction-Daguerreotypes by Jeremiah Gurney—Exhibit focuses on Jeremiah Gurney (1812"1895), a jeweler by profession, who gave up that trade in favor of daguerreotypy in 1840 and established one of New York City’s first daguerreotype studios, produced daguerreotypes hailed as nearer to absolute perfection, and captured the first major American prize for daguerreotypes. Location: National Portrait Gallery. , wwwsieduexhibitionswarrantedgivesatisfactiondaguerreotypesjeremiahgurney#58;eventexhib6416.

Now through January 16, 2023 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Block by Block-Naming Washington—Exhibit explores the namesakes of Washington, D.C.s streets, avenues, neighborhoods, and other public spaces featuring reproductions of 16 portraits, drawn mostly from the museum’s collection, presenting the faces and biographies behind some of the city’s most familiar locations. Location: National Portrait Gallery. , wwwsieduexhibitionsblockblocknamingwashington#58;eventexhib6550.

Now through March 20 in Salem, Massachusetts:

The Salem Witch Trials-Reckoning and Reclaiming—Exhibition focuses on the factors that fueled the storied crisis, including individuals who rose to defend those unjustly accused, and explores two creative responses by contemporary artists with ancestral links to the trials. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, (978) 745-9500.

Now through March 27 in Baltimore, Maryland:

Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home—Exhibit features a collection of decorative arts exploring how environmental factors shaped tastes and trends in home furnishings in the early American republic, from mahogany furniture that resulted in mass deforestation to lithographs that celebrated the new nation’s natural splendor, the house-wide exhibition reveals early Americans complex relationship to their environment and Baltimore’s role as a bustling port of trade and taste-making city. For more information: Homewood Museum, (410) 516-5589.

Now through April 3 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Fur & Frost-Carolina Winters—Exhibit focuses on historic fashions for winters in Charleston in the 19th century and learn why wool and fur dominated the pre-synthetics fashion industry. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

Now through May 8 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass - American Artists and the Magic of Murano”—Exhibit explores the Venetian glass revival of the late nineteenth century and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for visiting artists, the first comprehensive examination of American tourism, artmaking, and art collecting in Venice, revealing the glass furnaces and their new creative boom as a vibrant facet of the city’s allure. For more information: Smithsonian American Art Museum

Now through May 8 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass - American Artists and the Magic of Murano”—Exhibit explores the Venetian glass revival of the late nineteenth century and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for visiting artists, the first comprehensive examination of American tourism, artmaking, and art collecting in Venice, revealing the glass furnaces and their new creative boom as a vibrant facet of the city’s allure. For more information: Smithsonian American Art Museum

Now through January 17 in Boston, Massachusetts:

Fabric of a Nation-American Quilt Stories—Exhibition is a loosely chronological presentation in seven thematic sections that voices multiple perspectives, seeing and hearing from artists, educators, academics, and activists. Examples on view are by an underrecognized diversity of artistic hands and minds from the 17th century to today. For more information: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 267-9300.

Now through September 5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Liberty or Death-Don Troianis Paintings of the Revolutionary War—Exhibit features more than 40 original paintings and dozens of artifacts from his personal collection most on display for the first time in public plunging visitors into some of the most pivotal moments of America’s fight for independence, from the Battles of Lexington and Concord to the Siege of Yorktown. For more information: Museum of the American Revolution, (215) 253-6731.

Now through June 5 in New York, New York:

Masters and Masterpieces-Chinese Art from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection—Exhibit features approximately 120 works on display covering almost all major categories of Chinese art, with a focus on three-dimensional objects, including lacquer, ceramic, metal work, jade, bamboo, and stone carvings. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through April 24 in Saint Louis, Missouri:

Woodlands-Native American Art from St. Louis Collections—Exhibition presents art from the Woodlands, a vast region that encompasses the Great Lakes, the Atlantic coast, and the southeastern United States assembling rarely seen works from local private collections, neighboring institutions, and the Museum’s own holdings. For more information: Saint Louis Art Museum, (314) 721-0072.

Now through April 24 in Saint Louis, Missouri:

Woodlands - Native American Art from St. Louis Collections—Exhibit presents art from the Woodlands, assembling rarely seen works from local private collections, neighboring institutions, and the Museum’s own holdings and includes historic and modern textiles, sculpture, and graphic art by Indigenous artists from eastern North America. For more information: Saint Louis Art Museum, (314) 721-0072.

Now through October 29, 2023 in Lexington, Massachusetts:

Extraordinary Freemasons in American History—Exhibition showcases inspiring American Freemasons and introduces visitors to the history of Freemasonry in the United States from its beginnings in the 1700s to the present day. For more information: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, (781) 861-6559.

Now through December 31 in New York, New York:

Before Yesterday We Could Fly-An Afrofuturist Period Room—The exhibition’s narrative is generated by the real, lived history of Seneca Village, a vibrant community founded predominantly by free Black tenants and landowners that flourished from the 1820s to the 1850s. In 1857, the City of New York destroyed Seneca Village, using eminent domain to seize land for the construction of Central Park. The exhibition transforms a 19th-century domestic interior into a speculative future home for Seneca Village residents and includes Bamileke beadwork, 19th-century American ceramics, contemporary art and design that celebrates the rich and diverse traditions. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through March 6 in New York, New York:

Inspiring Walt Disney-The Animation of French Decorative Arts—Exhibition includes forty works of 18th-century European decorative arts and design"from tapestries and furniture to Boulle clocks and Sèvres porcelain—featured alongside 150 production artworks and works on paper from the Walt Disney, highlighting references to European visual culture in Disney animated films. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

   LATER THIS MONTH

January 26 in Ticonderoga, New York: Virtual Fort Fever Series - Brace Yourself with Holsters

January 27 to January 30 in Fishers, Indiana: Hearthside Suppers

January 27 in Museum of the American Revolution, Pennsylvania: 2022 Carl M. Buchholz Memorial Lecture

January 28 to January 30 in Sarasota, Florida: The Sarasota Antiques + Art + Design Show

February 1 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: NSO Concert Series at Mount Vernon

February 3 to February 6 in Fishers, Indiana: Hearthside Suppers

February 4 to February 5 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: 18th Century Artisan Show

February 4 to February 5 in Waukesha, Wisconsin: Winter Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Show and Sale

February 4 to February 5 in Lancaster, Ohio: The Lancaster Antique Show

February 5 in St. Francisville, Louisiana: Catching Fire

February 5 in Marietta, Ohio: The Nitty Gritty Series - Quilling " Creating the Perfect Valentine

February 6 in St. Francisville, Louisiana: An Enslaved Life

February 10 to February 13 in Fishers, Indiana: Hearthside Suppers

February 12 in Marietta, Ohio: Contemporary Gun Makers & Allied Artists Show

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