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Antiques + Modernism: The Midwest’s Most Well-Respected Combined Antiques and Modernism Show Celebrates 60+ Years

Interior designers, treasure hunters, and collectors alike will convene on Chicago’s North Shore Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5 at the historic Winnetka Community House (620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, Illinois) for the annual Antiques + Modernism Show [1] (A+M).

Proudly presented by the Woman’s Board of Winnetka Community House, this spectacular style and design event has become a favorite for those living in Chicagoland and beyond, attracting thousands of antique lovers, art collectors and shoppers throughout the three day Show. Its 60+ year history and prevailing reputation speak to the caliber of this highly anticipated gathering, which features more than 40 nationally recognized dealers of antiques and modern pieces.

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“It’s such an honor to be part of this year’s Antiques + Modernism Show,” says Winnetka resident Christina Cripe, chair of A+M 2017. “Not only will we be welcoming dozens of exceptional dealers from across the country, but we will also be hosting a variety of special events all weekend long. Our speakers are nationally renowned innovators in their field, and are visionaries in the world of interior design, architecture, antiques, and landscape design. The response from the public has been tremendous, and tickets are selling quickly. We’re very excited about this year’s Show and raising money for Winnetka Community House.”

On Friday, Nov. 3, a lunchtime presentation, “Collaborative Design Inside and Out,” will be held with three well-known industry experts: Edmund Hollander, president of HOLLANDERdesign|Landscape Architects [2], Michael Del Piero, founder of Michael Del Piero Good Design [3], and Steve Kadlec, founder and principal of KADLEC Architecture + Design [4]. The three will discuss what it takes to create a truly spectacular home from a residential architectural, landscape architectural, and interior design perspective. The panel will be moderated by Arianne Nardo, home & design editor of Robb Report [5]. Tickets [6] are $45 and include lunch and three-day admission to the Show.

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Saturday, Nov. 4 features two presentations. The first, “Inspired Style at Home — The Fun is in the Mix,” features Jane Scott Hodges for a brunch-time event, where she will inspire attendees to take a fresh look at the way they live and entertain. Hodges is the founder and owner of Leontine Linens [7], and is credited with reviving the art of couture linens for everyday use. Tickets [8] to this event are $45 and include three-day admission to the Show, along with brunch.

The second Saturday event is complimentary with Show admission and features Leslie Harrington, Ph.D. With more than 20 years of experience in the paint industry, Dr. Harrington will delve into the science behind color creation and perception. Harrington’s presentation [9] will also grant a Continuing Education Credit for any interior designers who attend.

To kick off the last day of A+M, Chicago native Doug Van Tress will share his insights for antique discovery and purchasing. Following this Sunday morning presentation, attendees will be invited to board a trolley bound for four historic homes in Winnetka. At these homes, local designers will demonstrate innovative ways to blend antique and modern pieces within the dining and living rooms. The trolley will return visitors to the Show by early afternoon. Tickets [10] are $45 and include admission to the Show.

Guests at Antiques + Modernism

As in years past, A+M will welcome distinguished antique dealers from across the country who will be showcasing their American, European, and Asian collections, while those specializing in modern pieces will display work from various design movements including Mid-Century Modern, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. The thorough and thoughtful selection of dealers ensures that only items of the highest quality are sold at Antiques + Modernism. Attendees will find beautiful home furnishings and accessories, artwork, clothing, jewelry, and more, all available for purchase at the Show.


A+M will be held Friday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A three-day pass is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The Preview Party is Thursday, Nov. 2. Tickets can be purchased at thewinnetkashow.com [11], or by calling the Winnetka Community House at 847-446-0537.