Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Dr. Valerie Steele, Director, The Museum at FIT, hosted the opening reception of Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT. Taken entirely from the museum’s permanent holdings, Exhibitionism features 33 of the most iconic and influential shows over the past 50 years.
Guests — including Veronica Webb, Fern Mallis, John Bartlett, Kamie Lightburn, Yaz Hernandez, Eleanora Kennedy, and Darcy Rigas — enjoyed a private Couture Council tour, followed by the opening reception. Tim Gunn gave a celebratory Champagne toast.
On Friday, January 18th, the Nantucket Historical Association hosted a private tour of the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection and dinner for their Winter Show supporters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The evening was hosted by NHA Board of Trustees President Kelly Williams and her husband, Andrew Forsyth. The NHA’s exhibition at The Winter Show was made possible with the help of these loyal and generous supporters who stepped forward with enthusiasm.
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 and a featured loan exhibitor. NHA was the 2019 loan exhibitor. The exhibition, Collecting Nantucket, Connecting the World, presents the very best in paintings, craft, and folk arts in the NHA collection. During the two weeks of the show from January 18- 27, the NHA is hosting a suite of events and lectures.