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The 2021 edition of East Side House Settlement’s The Winter Show goes virtual, launching its immersive online presentation with a VIP preview from January 19—21 and open to the public from January 22—31. This year’s edition of the New York City fair will feature 60 presenters online across areas of fine and decorative arts, dating from ancient art to the present, and an accompanying lineup of talks and programming titled “In Dialogue.”
“We are grateful to our exhibitors, partners, and the institutions and leading voices in art, antiques, and design who have adapted to our current times and brought together incredible presentations and engaging programming for digital audiences this year," said Helen Allen, Executive Director. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to be able to support the mission of East Side House and expand awareness of the organization's critical work.”
The digital fair offers access to three-dimensional gallery exhibition that enables up-close, detailed views of the artwork, and engagement options with dealers. Highlights include presentations from international art spaces like a painting by the late Jacob Lawrence presented by Jonathan Boos, Robert Simon Fine Art’s presentation of Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop’s The Judgment of Paris, American antiques and folk art from David A. Schorsch-Eileen M. Smiles American Antiques, a luxurious Parisian Book of Hours from Les Enluminures, and a special design-focused exhibit curated by the Design Co-Chairs Wendy Goodman, Thomas Jayne, and Frank de Biasi.
The “In Dialogue” series features discussions with names like curator of the Native American Art at the Hood Museum Jami C. Powell, Founder and Director of the Jim Crow Museum David Pilgrim, collectors Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt, and curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Ethan Lasser. All proceeds from the show’s VIP preview and any additional donations made will go directly to the benefit of the nonprofit East Side House Settlement.