Greenwich Decorative Arts Society presents The Esmerian Collection: Folk Art

The Greenwich Decorative Arts Society presents The Esmerian Collection: Folk Art, a lecture by Nancy Druckman, senior vice president and director, American Folk Art, Sotheby’s New York Monday, May 2, at 1:15 p.m., at the Bruce Museum. Refreshments immediately follow the lecture.

The Ralph O. Esmerian Collection of American Folk Art is amongst the most important collections of American folk art ever to be offered at auction comprising masterpieces in American folk art including portraiture, carvings, watercolors, weathervanes and pottery. The sale, titled ‘Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian’, took place at Sotheby’s in January 2014 and generated just under $13 million, a record price for an American folk art collection.

Nancy Druckman is Senior Vice President and Director of the American Folk Art Department at Sotheby’s New York.  During her tenure in the department, Mrs. Druckman has been involved with every sale of folk art, including the collections of Colonel Edgar William and Mrs. Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Stewart E. Gregory, Howard and Jean Lipman, Donald and Faye Walters, Peter Tillou, M. Austin and Jill R. Fine, Bernard M. Barenholtz and David L. Davies.

Admission for non-members of the Greenwich Decorative Arts Society is $25. Space is limited. Reservations required for members and guests by April 25. For reservations and information: [email protected] or 203-322-2967.  

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