The Millicent Rogers Museum in historic Taos announces its second annual Fall for Antiques Show and Sale Oct. 10-12.
Featuring 12 of the finest dealers in Southwestern arts, the show is a unique place to see, experience and buy Native American, Hispanic, cowboy and Western art and antiques. Dealers are coming from California, Missouri, Arizona and New Mexico to participate in this show. Whether searching for a painting by a Taos master artist from the early 1900s or a piece of Fred Harvey company jewelry from the 1940s, there is something for everyone and in every price range.
The show will open 5:30-8 p.m. Friday Oct. 10, with a private preview. Tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited returns to the show for the balance of the weekend. The private preview is the first chance to see and buy from the dealers.
The regular show hangs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Admission for both those days is normal museum admission of $10 per person (senior, veteran and other discounts will apply).
Saturday, Oct. 11, the museum will offer two lectures that are free with museum/show admission. At 11 a.m., Academy Award winning costumer Cathy Smith will present a program on her work in costuming movies such as Dances with Wolves. Then at 2 p.m., nationally known scholar of textiles Mark Winter, will offer a primer on Southwestern textiles.
Finally, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, the museum is hosting an appraisal clinic where for $5 per item (plus museum admission), the public can find out the value of antique and collectible items they own. No appointment is needed. Firearms, coins, dolls and orientalia cannot be valued.
“With the success of this event last year, we are really excited about the Second Annual Fall for Antiques Show and Sale,” Museum Executive Director Peter S. Seibert said. “The show dealers are really bringing some wonderful treasures and they exhibit them in such unique ways in our museum that folks just love this event. We have great speakers plus our appraisal event on Sunday so folks should plan to come and spend the entire weekend here!”