The Winter Show Celebrates 70 Years with a Special Exhibition Dedicated to Americana

The show will welcome over 70 exhibitors for the 2024 edition.

The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory, New York. Photo: Zach Hilty.

Taking place this month at the iconic Park Avenue Armoy in New York, January 19–28, 2024, the Winter Show returns for its 70th anniversary edition with a full slate of new programming and special exhibitions. Like previous editions, the annual event works to benefit the East Side House Settlement, which provides critical services and resources to over 14 thousand Bronx and norther Manhattan residents and has been the show’s primary beneficiary since its inception in 1954. The 2024 edition will be comprised of over 70 exhibitors hailing from seven countries around the world, with presentations promising visitors an unparalleled opportunity to explore and discover art, antiques, and design.

Fine Chinese Famille Rose Eggshell Porcelain Soup Plate, Yongzheng period (1723–1734). Courtesy of Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., New York.

“The 70th Anniversary edition of the Winter Show continues to exceed expectations with the quality of works our esteemed dealers are bringing,” said Executive Director Helen Allen. “Collectors, connoisseurs, and the curious alike will find displays ranging in time, material, geography, cultures, and makers, but what unifies these diverse highlights is the unique standard of quality we maintain through our partnership with exhibitors. Alongside what will be presented on the show floor, this year also promises to offer enlightening programming that will complement the educational goals of the Winter Show, culminating with our special exhibition, ‘Focus: Americana.’”

Antonio Meucci, Young Lady (ca. 1826). Courtesy of Elle Shushan, Philadelphia.

Over the course of the Winter Show’s seven decade-long history, American material culture has been a core element of the presentations and programming. Taking place concurrently with Americana week, and leveraging the strong presence of exhibitors specializing in field of Americana, “Focus: Americana” invites exhibitors to feature extraordinary objects and works that speak to the storied history of Americana and all its facets. Curated by the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Montgomery-Garvan Curator of American Decorative Arts Alexandra Kirtley, and designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners architects, exhibitors include Elle Shushan, Jeffery Tillou Antiques, and Allan Katz Americana, among others.

Vermont Blanket Chest (ca. 1830). Courtesy of Allan Katz Americana, Woodbridge, CT.

Beyond “Focus: Americana,” the forthcoming edition will hold the diverse range of important art and design, as well as rare antiques, that annual visitors to the show have come to expect, presented by a dynamic mix of new and returning exhibitors. Debuting exhibitors include Jill Newhouse Gallery of New York bringing 19th- and 20th-century European fine art, and Galerie Léage of Paris presenting in a shared stand with Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz 18th-century objects and furniture. Many returning exhibitors have been with the Winter Show nearly since it started, such as Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc., who has been showing at for 66 years. Other familiar booths include Glass Past, New York, specializing in Italian glass from 1870 to 1970.

Artisti Barovier, Nicolò Barovier, Mosaico Vase (ca. 1925). Courtesy of Glass Past, New York.

Together with the special exhibition, dazzling array of presentations, and special events—including the Young Collectors Night on January 25 and Connoisseurs Night on January 26, each of which entirely support East Side House Settlement—the 70th anniversary edition of the Winter Show is not to be missed.

The Winter Show will run January 19–28, 2024, at the Park Avenue Armory, New York.

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