If you came to the museum for our inaugural benefit antiques show last year, you were part of one of the most exciting and fun events in recent memory at the MRM!
This year, on October 10-12, we will be welcoming back our small but highly select group of dealers from across the country (California to Kansas City) who will show and sell some of the finest in Southwestern art and antiques.
What makes the MRM Fall for Antiques Show so special?
The wonderfully intimate spaces of our building combine with each dealers’ eye for their antiques so that you can really see, appreciate and want to buy them!
The treasures the dealers will be bringing to sell cover the entire range of Southwestern arts from paintings by Taos masters such as E.I. Couse to silver and turquoise jewelry, katsinas, bultos, Indian pottery, cowboy artifacts, prints and lots more. There is truly something in the show for everyone and at every price range!
Be one of the first people to see the museum transformed into a antique dealers and buyers haven. Quality collectibles are on display and for sale.
Two Great Speakers
During the Antiques Show
We are pleased to announce two world-class speakers who will be presenting during the antiques show this year:
At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday 11 October in the Education Room:
THE DEMISE OF TONTO OR HOLLYWOOD MEETS THE SIOUX NATION
A behind the scenes look at the making of western movies from the point of view of an Emmy award winning costume designer. Cathy Smith walks us through a day in the life of the filming of Dances With Wolves: how costumes are designed, life on the set, and the importance of authenticity in costumes, sets and props. She relates entertaining stories, educating us about the history of the Plains Indian and the West.
Cathie has presented at the Smithsonian, the Eiteljorg, Booth, Joslyn, and CM Russell Museums, among others.
At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday 11 October in the courtyard:
A PRIMER ON SOUTHWESTERN TEXTILES
Mark Winter, one of the founding dealers in the museum’s antiques show and a nationally known expert, will be doing a hands-on presentation for beginners and experts alike on southwestern textiles. Mark and his wife Linda operate the Historic Toadlena Trading Post in New Mexico known for the Two Grey Hills weavings done by the Navajo. Mark is also an author of numerous works on Saltillos and is currently building a Hispanic textile collection for the Millicent Rogers Museum.
What’s It Worth?
So what is that old piece of china or pottery worth?
Do you have a painting that grandma willed to you and no-idea what it is?
Perhaps there is a rug that the dog sleeps on that just perhaps might be worth a king’s ransom!
Come to the museum’s second annual appraisal event during the Antiques Show to get your antiques and art valued by our panel of experts. Last year, we saw everything from extremely rare Navajo weavings to kitchen old dishes from the 1950s! Everything was valued and folks went away having had both a fun time and learning a bit about what their treasures are worth.
The cost per item is $5 regardless of how big or small it is PLUS admission to the antiques show.
The appraisal event begins at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00.
Come early, get your treasure appraised and then go explore the antiques show!
Please, no firearms, coins or dolls.
Photos of the showrooms and some artifacts from the 2013 Fall for Antiques Show:
Both programs will be held either in the courtyard of the museum or the education room depending upon weather conditions.
October 10 - October 12, 2014
Next Date 10 10 2014 05:30 AM
1504 Millicent Rogers Road