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Tuesday, January 28, 10:45 am
The Winter Antiques Show
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, at 67th Street

The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world's top experts in the fine and decorative arts. The Fair highlights a dynamic mix of works dating from ancient times through today.

This year, The Winter Show announced their 2020 loan exhibition features masterworks from the renowned collection of the Hispanic Society Museum and Library, co-curated by art historian and curator Philippe de Montebello, Chairman of the Board for the Hispanic Society Museum and Library, and acclaimed architect Peter Marino. It will display masterworks by artists including Diego Velazquez, El Greco, and Francisco de Goya, as well as a mid-18th-century painting by the Cuzco School in Peru and an exceptional 17th-century ceramic aquamanile from Portugal. It also will include a painting by John Singer Sargent during his time in Spain.

The event is an annual benefit for the East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and Northern Manhattan.

Tickets include a tour of the show by one of the exhibitors before it is open to the public, followed by a luncheon in the restored Comander's Room.

$140 for AFGG members only.

Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 pm
Fresh from the Past: Cooking Conventions from 18th Century Britain
Colonial Dames of America, 417 East 61st Street

Dr. Sandra Sherman, writer of Fresh from the Past: Recipes and Revelations from Moll Flanders' Kitchen and Invention of the Modern will speak about cooking conventions from 18th century Britain.

$45 for AFGG members
$55 for non-members
$25 for AYG members

Saturday, June 13, depart at 8:00 am
Main Line Visit
Departing from Park Avenue and 72nd Street

The AFGG will tour the Main Line outside Philadelphia this summer, which are the towns that follow the railroad out of the city. By the turn of the 20th century, many grand estates were built along this line. We will visit a number of these, including Ardrossan, the great estate built by Horace Trumbauer (one of the architects of the Philadelphia Art Museum) and lived in by members of the Montgomery/Scott/Wheeler extended family from October 1912 to present day. It has a fascinating history, chronicled by David Wren's recent book Ardrossan. The setting for The Philadelphia Story also was inspired by this house.

Another stop on the tour is Radnor Hunt Club, the oldest hunt club in America,established in 1883. We will have lunch there and see their incredible collection of sporting art.

We then will visit the famous Erdenheim, a working farm. This tranquil and verdant land is home to prize-winning Cheviot sheep, Black Angus cattle, and elegant Morgan horses. Situated on close to 450 acres, Erdenheim Farm remains one of the last sanctuaries of pastoral life within the greater Philadelphia area.

After that, we will stop by Ivy Mills and see the old paper mill for which the district is named, as well as the clerk's house (built circa 1830), and the Ivy Mills Mansion House (built 1837), the Wilcox family estate.

An additional Georgian home may be added to the agenda. Please sign up as soon as possible, as space is limited and our out-of-town trips fill quickly.

$195 for AFGG members.

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