SHOWS, AUCTIONS & EXHIBITIONS
The New York Ceramics Fair
The New York Ceramics Fair celebrates its 13th year launching New York City’s Winter Antiques Week with the season’s first opening preview Tuesday, January 17th. For the second year, New York Ceramics Fair visitors can enjoy its elegant new venue, the Grand Ballroom of the Bohemian National Hall, home of the Czech Consulate, 321 East 73rd Street between 1st and 2nd Ave.
The January 17th preview, from 5 to 9 pm, is $90 per person and offers a “first look” at this year’s Fair enhanced by libations and a light repast.
This year’s Ceramics Fair will again present a select group of world renowned galleries and dealers specializing in important pottery, glass and porcelain. The Fair offers the most distinguished ceramics lecture series in the US.
While last year, a combination of economic concerns and uncertainty about the new venue resulted in a slightly smaller Fair than in years past, visitors to the 2012 Fair will enjoy the return of many US based galleries as well as a extensive participation of world-class international dealers, many from the UK.
The 2012 Lecture Series, now being booked, will be presented in the recently renovated first floor Cinema, which can accommodate 60. Again this year, lecture tickets are $10 per lecture plus show admission of $20 (run of show). Series tickets for three lectures can be purchased for $25 plus show admission. The full lecture series will be announced in the coming weeks.
Bohemia National Hall is just 2 blocks from Sotheby’s and only 9 blocks from the Park Avenue Armory. The Fair is staged in its 4th floor Grand Ballroom and surrounding balcony.
The Ceramics Fair’s regular hours are Wednesday, January 18- through Satuday, January 21 from 11 am to 7 pm, and on Sunday, January 22 from 11 am to 4 pm. General admission for the run of the Fair is $20, with a color catalogue included.
Public transportation: #6 Lexington Avenue train to the 77th Street Station, then walk east to 73rd Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues. There is a 72nd and a 79th Street cross town bus and also buses going up and down 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Lexington Avenues.
There is a commercial parking lot on the corner of 2nd Avenue & 73rd Street with a discount price of $19 for 10 hours. Mention Bohemian National Hall / New York Ceramics Fair