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For the Joy of It

Don't miss The Washington Winter Show's 69th antique show at the Katzen Arts Center January 12-14, 2024.

Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, 40+ antique dealers, and design luminaries India Hicks, Celerie Kemble, Joy Moyler, and Alex Papachristidis headline the The Washington Winter Show (WWS) at their 69th antique show from January 12-14, 2024

Held at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC, the annual event is the second oldest antique show in the country, drawing over 6,000 attendees from across the nation. The Show brings together fine art and antiques from more than 40 dealers and opportunities to engage with some of the nation’s top names in design and historic preservation through educational lectures and panel discussions. 

Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill
Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill  Photo by

The show is co-chaired by Suzanne Duvall Stelljes and Katherine M. Prendergast. The 2024 Show will feature Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill as the Luncheon Lecture speaker. Marjorie Merriweather Post, the founder of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, the home of the loan exhibit, collected as she described "for the joy of it" and is the inspiration for the 2024 program. We are delighted to welcome Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, founder of Woodstock Designs on Friday, January 12 at 10:30 am. Spencer-Churchill specializes in restoration projects with an emphasis on conserving historic value.

In addition to her interior design business, she spends much of her time overseeing the restoration of her family home, Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, UK. Our Saturday Design Panel, Where Beauty Meets Joy, will be headlined by style luminaries India Hicks, Celerie Kemble, Joy Moyler and Alex Papachristidis. Executive Director of Hillwood, Kate Markert, Dr. Wilfried Zeisler, Chief Curator, and Ellen Charles, granddaughter of Marjorie Merriweather Post will discuss the inspirations for Post’s design and collections at our Saturday afternoon Lecture. Acclaimed garden designer Chip Callaway will moderate Sunday’s Lecture with Mimosas and Waffles, Planting the Seeds of Restoration, with Sir Peter Crane, President of Oak Spring Garden Foundation, and Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at Mount Vernon. 

Artist in Residence Josh Young has prepared an installation for display and will sign advance covers of his new book to be released in the fall of 2024 published by Rizzoli. Executive Director Jonathan Willen commented, “Our upcoming show promises something for everyone to spark JOY in their lives and sets the stage beautifully for the celebration of our seventieth anniversary in 2025.” 

During the past 68 years, the WWS has provided almost $10 million to its chosen charities and will benefit The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, St. John’s Community Services, and Building Bridges Across the River in 2024. 

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