The Winter Show

Catlalog Cover showcasing a color ful historic map of Nanutcket
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Park Avenue Armory, New York City
January 18–27, 2019

The NHA was pleased to be the Loan Exhibitor for the 2019 Winter Show, with Collecting Nantucket, Connecting the World. The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. The event benefits East Side House Settlement.

About the Exhibition

Collecting Nantucket, Connecting the World celebrates 125 years of collecting by the Nantucket Historical Association and presents the best the association has to offer in paintings, craft, and folk arts. The island of Nantucket, 25 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, is well known for its whaling heritage and New England seaport atmosphere, and for more than 150 years it has been famous as a summer holiday destination as well. The many threads that make up the island’s extraordinary history meet in the association’s collections, which are reflected in the exhibit by spectacular examples of sailors’ scrimshaw, journals from captain’s wives, and art inspired by the whale hunt and sea journeys to the far side of the world. The island’s diverse people, from Native Wampanoag sailors and English settlers to African American businessmen and colorful sea captains, find pride of place in a selection of portraits by such artists as Gilbert Stuart, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth R. Coffin, Spoilum, and James Hathaway. The association is also pleased, during the 200th birthday year of Herman Melville, to be displaying the only surviving relics from the 1820 tragedy of the whaleship Essex, whose destruction by an angry whale inspired key aspects of Moby-Dick.

View the highlights from the Nantucket Historical Association’s artifact collection that will be on display

The Winter Show Advisory Committee

Kelly Williams, Chair
Patricia Anathan
Lucinda Ballard
Annabelle Fowlkes
Arie L. Kopelman
Sharon Lorenzo
Jean Doyen de Montaillou
Franci Neely
Jason Tilroe
Phoebe Tudor


Chair’s Circle

Nancy & Douglas Abbey
Ritchie Battle
Maureen Fennessy Bousa & Edward P. Bousa
Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Butler
Kelly Williams & Andrew Forsyth
Bobbi McPeak
Burwell & Chip Schorr
Mary & Don Shockey

Kim & Finn Wentworth

Patricia S. & Thomas J. Anathan
Mary Randolph Ballinger
Susan Blount & Richard Bard
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas K. Bratton
Anne DeLaney & Chip Carver
Annabelle & Gregory Fowlkes
Karyn McLaughlin Frist
Kaaren & Charles Hale
Michelle & Tucker Holland
Barbara & Amos Hostetter
Wendy & Randy Hudson
Coco & Arie L. Kopelman
Jean Doyen de Montaillou & Michael Kovner
Carolyn & Ian MacKenzie
Karen & Malcolm MacNab
Miriam Mandell
Victoria McManus & John McDermott
Franci Neely
Ella Prichard
Margaret & John Ruttenberg
Susan R. & L. Dennis Shapiro
Janet & Rick Sherlund
Merrielou & Ned Symes
Jason Tilroe
Phoebe & Bobby Tudor

Christine & Todd Fisher
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas de Neufville
Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Riggs Jr.
Bunny Williams
Bonnie J. Sacerdote
Ann & Peter Taylor
Kim Roy & Chris Tofalli
Suzanne Tucker

Lucinda Ballard
Kate & Kell Damsgaard
Colleen & Philip Hempleman
Pam & Doug Hendrickson
Catherine & Richard Herbst
Ms. Martha Dippell & Mr. Daniel Korengold
Sharon & Frank Lorenzo
Sarah Alger & Bruce Malenfant
Mr. & Mrs. Peter deF. Millard
Susan & Scott Nelson
Miss Charlotte C. Riggs
Ellen & Ken Roman
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Saul

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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