Americana Week

16–27 January 2020 | New York


Upcoming Highlights from Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors

Upcoming Highlights from Triumphant Grace: Important Americana from the Collection of Barbara and Arun Singh

Upcoming Highlights from A New Dimension of Tradition: Important American Folk Art

Upcoming Highlights from Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

Exhibition Information

Highlights will be on view and open to the public at our New York galleries from:

16–25 January
Thursday, 16 January | 2:00PM-5:00PM
Monday–Saturday | 10:00AM–5:00PM
Sunday | 1:00PM–5:00PM

For more information, please contact or +1 212 606 7000


Americana Symposium

Sotheby's New York | 21 January
10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Lectures on the subjects of silver, ceramics, American furniture, folk art and needlework celebrating the Collection of Barbara and Arun Singh, and Property Sold to Benefit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Featured speakers include Kee Il Choi Jr., Alice Dickinson, Emelie Gevalt, Judith M. Guston, Stacy C. Hollander, Robert Lionetti, Robert Shaw, Arun Singh, M.D., Gary R. Sullivan, and Annabel Westman.


10:00 AM Introduction
by Erik Gronning, Senior Vice President, Head of Department, Americana

10:15 AM Your Hear, My Hands, an immigrant’s remarkable journey to become a preeminent heart surgeon and avid Americana collector
by Arun K. Singh, MD.
Professor of Surgery (Emeritus), Brown University's Alpert Medical School, RI.
Member of The American Folk Art Society & Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

11:00 AM "Connecticut" Furniture in the Singh Collection
by Robert Lionetti, Conservator/Consultant, Walton Antiques Inc.

11:30 AM I Still See You: Portraits from the Singh Collection
by Stacy C. Hollander, Independent Curator and Folk Art Specialist

12:00 PM Recent Clock Scholarship and Some Observations on the Clock Offerings at Sotheby’s
by Gary R. Sullivan, Independent clock specialist

12:30 PM A sense of place: Chinese export landscape painting, 1760- 1850
by Kee Il Choi Jr., Doctoral candidate in the history of art at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society

2:00 PM Revisiting Taunton: Robert Crosman, Esther Stevens Brazer, and the Changing Interpretations of Taunton Chests
by Emelie Gevalt, Curator of Folk Art, American Folk Art Museum

2:30 PM Sterling Endeavors: Trophies from the Golden Age of Yachting
by Alice Dickinson, Curator of Collections, New York Yacht Club

3:00 PM Massachusetts Weathervanes and Their Makers
by Robert Shaw, independent scholar, author, and curator

3:30 PM The Significance of the 'The Fringe, Frog and Tassel-Maker’ in interior decoration
by Annabel Westman, Executive Director, The Attingham Trust; Textile historian and consultant

4:30 PM Passion for American Art: Selections form the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection
by Dean Thomas Lahikainen, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art, Peabody Essex Museum

5:00 PM In Pursuit of History: A Lifetime Collecting Colonial American Art and Artifacts
by Richard Dietrich, Author and Specialist

5:30 PM The Rosenbach Revolution: Reaching New Audiences with Artifacts of Early American Culture
by Judith M. Guston, Curator and Director of Collections, The Rosenbach Museum and Collection
and Alexander L. Ames, Collections Engagement Manager, The Rosenbach Museum and Collection

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