MERCHANDISE MART INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUES FAIR™ TO OFFER ARRAY OF ANTIQUES AND FINE ART FROM THE WORLD The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair™ returns to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for its 11th year April 25-28, 2008, with the finest assortment of objets d’art and worldly treasures.
News-Antique.com - Mar 05,2008 - The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair™ returns to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for its 11th year April 25-28, 2008, with the finest assortment of objets d’art and worldly treasures, as well as exciting new show elements. Known as the premier antiques fair in the Midwest, the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair provides collectors, connoisseurs, designers and the general public an intimate environment to see a broad range of antiques.
More than 130 of the top national and international antiques and fine art dealers will display a wide range of offerings from across the globe. Dealers will be displaying the finest in 20th Century Design, Architectural Design, Asian Art & Antiquities, Barometers, Ceramics, Coins, Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Paintings, Posters, Prints, Rare Books and Maps, Sculpture, Silver, Textiles, Tribal Art and more. This year’s Fair will also feature the return of dealers from the famed Marche aux Puces in Paris and members of LAPADA, Britain’s hallmark of quality antiques dealers.
“Our Spring 2008 Fair will offer visitors more resources than ever before, but still maintain the feeling of seeing treasures in a comfortable, intimate setting,” said Joan Ulrich, senior vice president, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. “The Fair continues to be a destination for established antiques collectors and new antiques enthusiasts alike. The Fair is a great way to cultivate a sense for 20th Century design and classics steeped in tradition. We recognize the diversity of attendees and have organized a group of dealers that appeal to a wide range of preferences.”
The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair is conveniently located adjacent to The Merchandise Mart Design Center and LuxeHome, the Midwest’s heart of the interior design community. Design professionals eagerly anticipate the Fair each year, as it provides them the opportunity to introduce clients to the world of antiques and also educate them on how to incorporate sentimental antiques into their current interiors.
The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair will once again be an exciting component of Artropolis, a world-class, city-wide celebration art, antiques and culture with Art Chicago at its centerpiece. The multiple art shows under the Artropolis umbrella enable attendees to enjoy a diverse selection of art, prints, sculpture and other three dimensional forms from antiquities to contemporary art. As part of Artropolis, the Fair presents attendees with ideas on how to mix 20th Century furnishings with contemporary art.
Artropolis is Chicago’s celebration of everything art. It offers an international art exhibition, world-class antiques fair, satellite art shows, educational programs, guided tours, music, theater and dance performances are planned at a variety of venues: from major museums to small galleries, from world-class concert halls to cutting-edge clubs, from exclusive tours to private parties. Artropolis features five separate shows that will be co-located at The Merchandise Mart– the epicenter of Artropolis: Art Chicago, NEXT, The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair, The Artist Project and The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art.
Thursday, April 24, 2008, 6-9 p.m.
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