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January 2020

Exhibit: “Scenes in Circulation: Winslow Homer’s America,” Fitchburg Art Museum

January 11 - June 7
Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420 United States
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This exhibit displays a collection of 46 recently acquired Winslow Homer wood engravings dating from 1858–1875, offering a rare glimpse of the prints as a collective body. Together, the prints trace developments in Homer’s compositional strategies and preferred subjects—domesticity, leisure, and manual labor, all set against idyllic New England landscapes—that continued even after he abandoned illustration in the late 1880s. Click here to learn more!

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Exhibit: “Andrew Raftery: The Autobiography of a Garden,” Huntington Library

January 18, 2020 - January 4, 2021
Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108 United States
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AHPCS members who attended the 2019 annual meeting will remember visiting Andrew Raftery's home studio in Providence. The Huntington Library is exhibiting a series of twelve plates by Raftery that chart the evolution of the garden he planted in Providence, Rhode Island, as it grew and changed over the course of a calendar year. The designs are based on Raftery's drawings and paintings, which were then engraved on a copper sheet and printed onto special decals that he laid on…

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February 2020

Exhibit: “Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere,” Concord Museum

February 14 - June 7
Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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The Bloody Massacre by Paul Revere

Paul Revere (1734- 1818), the Revolutionary War patriot, was immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1860 poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” with the famous opening lines:  “Listen, my children, and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.”  But Revere was famous for so much more than his midnight ride. A new ground-breaking exhibition by the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere, features 200 objects that re-examine Revere’s life, transforming visitors’ understanding of the innovative businessman through an in-depth…

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Exhibit: “Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere,” Worcester Art Museum

February 15 - June 7
Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609 United States
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Drawing on the American Antiquarian Society's unparalleled collection of prints and books, the exhibition, Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere, will transform viewers' understanding of this iconic colonial patriot. This in-depth examination of Revere's many skills as a craftsman will help illustrate the entrepreneurial spirit of an early American artisan, who stood at the intersection of social, economic, and political life during the formation of the new nation. Examples of rare prints will be shown alongside elegant silver tea services and everyday objects,…

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May 2020

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Online

May 13 - June 13

The IFPDA print fair, normally held at the Javits Center in New York City, has moved online! The International Fine Print Dealers Association is a non-profit association representing a vetted community of 150 galleries and publishers of contemporary editions in 12 countries. The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair is the largest international art fair celebrating more than 500 years of printmaking, from the 15th century to new editions by today’s best-known artists. Learn more!    

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June 2020

ABAA Virtual Book Fair

June 4 - June 7

See what the members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) have been working on while their storefronts have been closed. New acquisitions, exciting discoveries, and rare finds are available exclusively at the first ABAA Virtual Book Fair, June 4-7. Join your favorite booksellers and be the first in line to browse rare books and scarce ephemera when the fair begins at 10 a.m. (EST) on  June 4th. Admission is free. Learn more!    

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POSTPONED: Chicago Book & Paper Fair

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY. The 59th Chicago Book & Paper Fair will be held Saturday, June 13th, 2020. Antiquarian Booksellers from across the Midwest meet in Chicago for one of the nation’s most eclectic book fairs. Click here to learn more!

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Exhibit: “Pennsylvania Scenery: Early Landscape Prints from the Tavern Collection,” Palmer Museum

June 14 - August 23
Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Curtin Road
University Park, PA 16802 United States
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The exhibit "Pennsylvania Scenery" at the Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, features a selection of picturesque highlights from the “Tavern Collection” of Pennsylvania prints amassed by John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager and gifted to the museum nearly thirty-five years ago. Click here to learn more!

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July 2020

Exhibit: “Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere,” Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

July 4 - October 11
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way
Bentonville, 72712 United States
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The Bloody Massacre by Paul Revere

Drawing on the American Antiquarian Society’s unparalleled collection of prints and books, the exhibition, Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere, will transform viewers’ understanding of this iconic colonial patriot. This in-depth examination of Revere’s many skills as a craftsman will help illustrate the entrepreneurial spirit of an early American artisan, who stood at the intersection of social, economic, and political life during the formation of the new nation. Examples of rare prints will be shown alongside elegant silver tea services and everyday objects,…

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CANCELED: Twin Cities Antiquarian Book Fair

July 10 - July 11
Schoenecker Arena, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. The 30th Twin Cities Antiquarian Book Fair will be held on July 10th and July 11th at the Schoenecker Arena on the University of St. Thomas Campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. Click here to learn more!

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