November 1–4, 2018
Held over four days, our second annual Art and Antiques features a series of events with something for every varietal of art and décor lover.
High-end dealers from across the country will join forces with nationally- and regionally-known speakers to provide an unforgettable experience – all in support of The War Memorial’s Patriot Initiative Fund and the preservation and restoration of the historic Alger Estate, the foundation of our beautiful campus.
Join us for a preview of Art & Antiques 2018, complete with a VIP shopping experience. You’ll enjoy a strolling dinner while visiting your favorite dealers from across the country. Your ticket includes admission to multiple events over the entire weekend.
Full details coming soon!
Visit your favorite art and antiques dealers from across the country as the historic Alger estate is transformed into a stunning showhouse of unique collectibles and home furnishings.
Since joining the Detroit Institute of Arts in 2005, Kenneth Myers has served as curator of American art and Head of the American Art department. He came to the DIA from the Smithsonian Institution, where he was curator of American art at the Freer Gallery of Art. At the Freer, he organized numerous exhibitions focusing on the work of James McNeill Whistler, co-curated the exhibition Mr. Whistler's Galleries: Avant-Garde in Victorian London, and wrote the related book, Mr. Whistler's Gallery: Pictures at an 1884 Exhibition (2003).
Award-winning architect Gil Schafer III, AIA, appears live as part of The War Memorial’s Art & Antiques! Prior to establishing G. P. Schafer Architect, PLLC in 2002, Gil worked in several distinguished architecture practices and worked on large-scale projects around the country. Over the last twenty years, Gil’s work has involved him in projects in numerous and varied locations.
A Family Home. A Community Jewel.
Before becoming The War Memorial, the beautiful estate at 32 Lake Shore Drive was the family home of Russell A. Alger, Jr. Designed by Charles A. Platt and built in 1910, the Italian Renaissance home was named The Moorings. After Russell’s death in 1930, the Alger family sought a way for the house to be used to improve the quality of life in the community. It found its first public use in 1936 as a branch museum of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and was later deeded to our own Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association.
A portion of the proceeds from Art and Antiques will be used to support the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of the Alger estate.