Art and Auction: White House Treasures

by Editorial

The Washington Winter Show features a peek inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave with “Treasures of the First Family” theme.
By Tyler Sullivan

C.1820 English Ironstone China. Photo courtesy of the Washington Winter Show.

The Washington Winter Show, opening this weekend at the Katzen Center at American University, is ringing in the new year with over 40 antique and fine arts dealers — celebrating the White House and this year’s theme, “Treasures of the First Families.”

Chaired my Caroline Kennedy, the 2012 loan exhibition will unfold an array of arts and objects, featuring everything from costume to decorative arts, as well as highlights from the White House’s interior during administrations of Madison, Lincoln and Kennedy, to recreate and honor the White House’s historical role as a residence, workplace, museum, and national monument.

Curator and Collections Manager at The White House Historical Association, Leslie B. Jones, will be curating this year’s show, set to debut tomorrow, Jan. 5, with the preview night party.  The preview will be followed by a lecture and luncheon on Friday, Jan. 6, and jazz night on Saturday, Jan. 7, as well as guided walks and talks by both designers and dealers.

The Washington Winter Show, begun in 2009 by the former Trustees of the Washington Antiques show, raises funds for local charities centered on children and families. The five charities benefiting from this year’s art-fest are Fight for Children; The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys; Starlight Children’s Foundation; THEARC; and the St. John’s Community Services.

To purchase tickets and find out more about the events, click here.

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