Events | July 9, 2012

LA Antiques Art+Design Show to Benefit LA County Museum of Art

LOS ANGELES - The 17th annual Los Angeles Antiques Art + Design Show, to be held October 10-14, 2012 at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport, will benefit LACMA’s Decorative Arts and Design Council. The mission of this museum support group is to raise funds for the Decorative Arts and Design department so that significant works of art can be acquired for LACMA’s permanent collection. World renowned antiquarian Joel Chen of JF Chen in Los Angeles will be honored with the Decorative Arts and Design Council’s Design Leadership Award on opening night for his extraordinary contributions spanning four decades as a gallerist, impresario, and philanthropist. LACMA Decorative Arts and Design department head Wendy Kaplan declared: “Joel is legendary for nurturing young designers as well as presenting the best historical work, and we are happy to have the opportunity to recognize his inspiring role in the community as well as his many contributions to LACMA.” The prestigious and highly-anticipated show is presented by the Antiques Dealers Association of California (ADAC) and managed by Dolphin Promotions.

For the first time, the show will include contemporary art and 21st century design. With 60 premier national and international exhibitors, the show will continue to feature decorative and fine art reflecting all design movements across the millennia, including American and European period furniture and decorative arts, important 20th century modern design, tribal arts, Asian and African arts and Native American arts.

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