Antiques show set for Carnegie museum

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PITTSBURGH – Carnegie Museum of Art’s 10th annual Antiques Show, with more than 40 top dealers from the United States, including three from the Pittsburgh area, will be held April 19-21.

This yearly event, hosted by the Women’s Committee of Carnegie Museum of Art to benefit the museum’s exhibition fund, is the premier antiques show in the region.

The show and sale will be mounted in the museum’s Halls of Architecture and Sculpture and the gilt and green marble Foyer of Carnegie Music Hall.

Admission. The daily admission price is $10 or $15 for admission on all three days of the show. Tickets for the show will be available at the door and include admission to Carnegie Museum of Art.

The antiques show and sale will be held during the run of Contemporary Directions: Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection and William Morris: Man Adorned, two exhibitions that showcase contemporary studio glass.

This year’s special guest lecturer is Duane Hampton, widow of Mark Hampton, who was one of America’s best-known and talented interior decorators. Hampton will speak about her new book, Mark Hampton: The Art of Friendship. The book includes a number of sketches and watercolors done by Mark Hampton as well as Duane Hampton’s reflections on her late husband’s life and career. Her lecture takes place April 19 at 10:30 a.m. in Carnegie Music Hall.

Other activities. The fee for the lecture includes a one-day admission to the antiques show, as well as coffee and refreshments at 10 a.m. For information and reservations call 412-622-3325.

The public is invited to an antiques show preview party April 18, 6-9 p.m. Ticket price for the preview party is $125 per person and includes three-day admission to the antiques show. Call for reservations.

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