June is a great month for shopping: auction house are busy looking for the highest bidder and art fairs are bustling. Whether you have to pack your bags to travel or just hop on the subway… go, look, and enjoy!
Portable Treasuries: Silver Jewelry from the Nadler Collection
February 16 – August 8, 2010, Museum of Arts and Design Collectors Daniel and Serga Nadler have assembled a unique collection of silver jewelry from around the world, including massive neck ornaments, anklets, bracelets, complex earrings, and a wide variety of brooches and fibulae. Portable Treasuries: Silver Jewelry from the Nadler Collection showcases selections from the Nadler Collection. The exhibition will present approximately 150 works, from North Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and the hill tribes of Southeast Asia.
Any show at any museum that you want for FREE!!
The 32nd Annual Museum Mile Festival, Tuesday, June 8
6:00–9:00 p.m. Various locations
Stroll down 23 car-free blocks along the Museum Mile! Museums along Fifth Avenue are open free of charge for an evening of music, street entertainment, and activities. Free and open to the public.
…On the Silver Screen
Costume Design in Film: Reflecting the Period. Introduced by Harold Koda, Curator in Charge, The Costume Institute. Metropolitan Museum of Art. The six films in this series—each set in a different time period—demonstrate the pivotal role of costume design in overall cinematic production. The series, presented in conjunction with the exhibition “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity,” and showcases the work of some of Hollywood’s finest wardrobe masters and mistresses, who dressed characters for settings ranging from Victorian London to a cruise ship in the 1940s.
June 4 Gigi (1958). Costumes (ca. 1900) by Cecil Beaton June 18, Enchanted April (1992). Costumes (ca. 1922) by Sheena Napier June 25, The Women (1939). Costumes (ca. 1930s) by Adrian
All films are at 1:00 p.m., in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Eco-Fashion: Going Green and Eco Chic: Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion
Wednesday, June 9, 10:30 am, Fashion and Textile History Gallery, MFIT
Visit two exhibitions that explore sustainability in fashion. First, tour Eco-Fashion: Going Green with co-curator Jennifer Farley at The Museum at FIT, and then visit Eco Chic: Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion at Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue at 38th St.).
“Sustainable Fashion Futures” Mathilda Tham
Thursday, June 17, 6pm, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, NW corner 7th Ave and 27th St.
Dr. Mathilda Tham will discuss how fashion and our relationship with it can incorporate more sustainable ideas, practices, and processes. Dr. Tham is a Visiting Professor in Fashion at Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm.
Design Miami/ Basel. Hall 5 of Messe Basel (Messeplatz, 4005 Basel, Switzerland) a short walk from Halls 1 and 2, where Art 41 Basel is held. Hall 5, Tuesday, 15 June to Saturday 19 June. Daily from 11am-7pm.
The galleries invited to exhibit in Design Miami/ deal mainly in exceptional design objects from the advent of Modernism (circa 1900) to the present day, with select galleries specializing in outstanding 18th and 19th century antiques. Thirty-two of the best design galleries from around the world will be exhibiting their goods.
Masterpiece Fair 2010 London
Former Chelsea Barracks, Chelsea Bridge Road, London SW1, June 24-29th http://www.masterpiecefair.com/
A unique showcase for the most covetable objects in the world: traditional and modern, old and new, from the finest of fine and decorative art to the best of wines, classic cars, jewelry and contemporary design.
London International Fine Art Fair at Olympia
Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX, Friday June 4th – June 13th http://www.lifaf.com/
Housed in Olympia’s magnificent Grand Hall, the annual June Fair is London’s oldest and largest summer international fine art and antiques fair, offering an unparalleled scope of art, jewelry and antiques for sale.
Phillips de Pury, NYC
Viewing: June 3-June 9
Auction: June 9
Important Design Auction
Wright, Chicago, IL
Viewing: June 1-June 7
Auction: June 8
Important 20th c. Design
Viewing: June 12-June 15
Auction: June 16
Important 20th c. Decorative Art & Design
Viewing: June 12- June 16
Auction: June 17