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A Kind of Archeology, Collecting American Folk Art ,1876-1976, by Elizabeth Stillinger.
Traditional Now: Interiors by David Kleinberg
The 2012 Winter Antiques Show, held January 20-29, presents Expert Eye, a seven-part lecture series, featuring renowned experts in their field speaking on their recently published books. Book signings will follow each lecture. Topics range from an historical survey of the history of collecting American folk art, to David Kleinberg’s discussion of contemporary interior design. All lectures take place in the Tiffany Room at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue, New York City. Seating is on a first-come basis and is complimentary with admission to the Show.
Elizabeth Stillinger will present From Down East to the Downtown Gallery: Some Early Collectors and Dealers in American Folk Art onFriday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m. Stillinger's latest work, A Kind of Archeology, Collecting American Folk Art 1876-1976, is a history of the growth of the folk-art collecting movement in this country from its beginnings in the 1870s to the end of its “classical” period in the 1970s. This lecture will focus on the folk art scene of the 1920s and 1930s, particularly on the modernist artists who summered at Ogunquit, Maine, and collected folk art there. Prominent collectors and members of this scene include Marguerite and William Zorach, Robert Laurent, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Elie and Viola Nadelman, and Isabel Carlton Wilde.