The Winter Show, a benefit for East Side House, held its annual Opening Night Party on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Park Avenue Armory. One of the year’s most highly anticipated events, the evening was attended by guests from the worlds of art, antiques, design, business, and philanthropy, and
kicked off the fair’s 66th Edition. Proceeds from the Opening Night Party, and all net proceeds from The Winter Show, support East Side House Settlement — a community-based organization serving the Bronx and northern Manhattan.
The glamorous evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided a special opportunity for guests to preview the fair’s esteemed 72 exhibitors and peruse and purchase highly coveted fine and decorative arts from around the world, before the Show opened to the public January 24–February 2, 2020. Honorary Chairs Pamela & David Ford were presented with the inaugural Cornerstone of Excellence Award during an intimate dinner in the Board of Officers Room for their unwavering dedication to and work on behalf of historic preservation, education, and thearts. Guests also got a first look at the 2020 Loan Exhibition, Unrivaled, featuring works from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, curated by Philippe de Montebello and acclaimed architect Peter Marino. Returning for a 24th year, the Show’s Presenting Sponsor is Chubb.
In attendance were East Side House Settlement Executive Director Daniel Diaz, Chairman Thomas H. Remien, President Thaddeus Gray, and Vice President Helen French Kippax, Vice President WendyHolmes, The Winter Show Co-Chairs Lucinda Ballard and Michael Lynch, Chairman Emeritus Arie L. Kopelman, The Winter Show Honorary Chairs Pamela and David Ford, and The Winter Show Design CoChairs Amelia Handegan, Brian J. McCarthy, and Annabelle Selldorf, Committee Members Laurie Ahl, Stephanie Clark, Stephanie Clark, Debra Del Vecchio, Michael Diaz Griffith, Lucinda May, and Philip L.Yang, as well as Polina Proshkina Assoun, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Richard and Maureen Chilton, Wendy Goodman, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Michele Herbert, Nicky Hilton, Max Hollein, Thomas Jayne, Arie and Coco Kopelman, Elizabeth Lowrey, Larry Milstein, Phillippe de Montebello, Jean Shafiroff, Laurie Tisch, and Barbara and Donald Tober.