dmg world media opens its newest antique, art and jewelry exhibition, the annual Washington DC Antiques Art & Jewelry Show, with a fabulous preview party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, N.W. in Washington, D.C. The proceeds of the party will benefit the Corcoran Gallery of Art/Corcoran College of Art and Design.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, a privately funded institution, was founded by William Wilson Corcoran as Washington’s first and largest non-federal museum of art. The Corcoran incorporates both a museum and college of art and design. As one of America’s oldest art institutions, the Corcoran is “dedicated to art,” and continues its commitment to making its permanent collection and the emerging art of our time accessible to the broadest possible audience—through innovative exhibitions, educational programming, systematic research, and rigorous scholarship. Education is a central focus, not just in the Corcoran’s classrooms, but in its galleries and throughout the greater Washington region. As a Museum and a College, the Corcoran serves a wide variety of audiences. Students, children, families, teachers, scholars, and art lovers of all ages each have a place at the Corcoran and special programs designed for their unique needs and interests.
Patrons of the arts are invited to mingle and enjoy hors d’oeuvres with art, antique and jewelry dealers representing collections from several different countries. The preview party will offer guests the very first opportunity to view and purchase items that will be available to the public for the four day event. The first annual Washington DC Antiques Arts & Jewelry Show will showcase an incredible variety of merchandise similar to its sister event, The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, including 17th – 19th century furniture, porcelain, art deco and modernism pieces, objects of virtue, paintings as well as antique jewelry and time pieces will all be on display.
“We are excited and thankful to partner with such an established institution as the Corcoran Gallery of Art to host the preview party,” said Andrea Canady, fair director. “This is a great opportunity for serious collectors to be the first to preview and purchase fine art, antiques and jewelry before the general public.”
The Washington DC Antiques Art & Jewelry Show will exhibit rare and unusual historical art collections and antiques from around the world; original paintings and works of art spanning more than three centuries; fine American and European silver; highly sought 19th and 20th century art glass such as Tiffany, Lalique, Galle and many others.
Tickets for the party cost $125 and can be purchased by calling (239) 732-6642. The proceeds from this premiere event will go to the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Show hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2009. A one-time admission of $15 is valid for all four days of the show.
For show information, please call (239) 732-6642 or visit www.dmgantiqueshows.com.
About the Corcoran Gallery of Art
The Corcoran Gallery of Art was founded in 1869 as Washington’s first museum of art. It is a privately funded institution incorporating both a museum and college of art and design. As one of America’s oldest art institutions, the Corcoran is known internationally for its distinguished collection of historical and modern American art, as well as European painting, sculpture, photography and decorative arts.
Founded in 1890, the Corcoran College of Art + Design is Washington’s only four-year college of art and design offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The college currently offers four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree programs; two-year Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree programs; Master of Arts (MA) degree programs in Interior Design, the History of Decorative Arts and Teaching; and a Continuing Education program encompassing more than 250 courses and 14 certificate programs for part-time adult students; as well as year-round classes designed especially for children and teens. The rewards of the College’s historic partnership with the Museum, its accomplished faculty, and its intimate conservatory approach are just a few of the factors that make a Corcoran education so unique.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art is located at New York Avenue and 17th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. and is open Wednesdays – Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but open on holiday Mondays. Admission to the Corcoran is: $8.00 for adults; $6.00 for senior citizens and U.S. military personnel; $4 for students with current ID and $3 for Member guests. Admission is always free for Members and children under 12. Admission is “pay as you wish” on Thursdays after 5 p.m. For information about the museum, call (202) 639-1700 or visit www.corcoran.org. For information about the college, call (202) 639-1800 or visit www.corcoran.edu.
About dmg world media
The Washington DC Antiques Art & Jewelry Show is just one of more than 250 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs that dmg world media produces each year in the United States, the United Kingdom and France. The company also publishes more than 40 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. dmg world media employs 700 people and maintains a worldwide presence through more than 30 offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the United Arab Emirates, China, Australia and New Zealand. dmg world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit www.dmgworldmedia.com.