Antiques at the BMA

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April 25, 1999|By Karol V. Menzie | Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff

This year's antiques show at the Baltimore Museum of Art is the largest in 17 years, with 38 dealers offering everything from Federal-era furniture to silver, jewelry, glass, Americana, folk art, textiles, European and American porcelain, garden furniture, prints and art nouveau posters.

The show, which runs from Friday through Sunday, also features a lecture by Eve Reppen Rogers, vice president of Sotheby's North America and director of the firm's jewelry department in Chicago. Rogers will talk about her involvement in the sales of famous collections of jewels -- including those of Marlene Dietrich, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Mrs. Harry Winston. The lecture, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, will be followed by lunch at noon. Tickets are $35, or $20 for the lecture only, and include a catalog and admission to the show.

The event also features a gala preview party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday. Tickets cost $100 a person and include cocktails, a buffet, valet parking, a catalog and admission to the show throughout the weekend. For reservations or more information, call 410-396-6794.

Hours for the show are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 ($8 in advance). For tickets, call the BMA box office at 410-396-6001.

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EVENTS:

* More than 350 craftspeople from 32 states will be offering jewelry, pottery, chainsaw sculpture, stained glass and other arts at the 22nd annual spring Sugarloaf Crafts Festival today at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults; children under 12 are free. For more information, call 410-560-2278.

* You can try shooting a bow or throwing a spear, and you can watch demonstrations of flint-making, friction fire-starting and pottery-making at the Primitive Technology Weekend between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. this coming Saturday and Sunday at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. There is a $1 entrance fee. For more information, call 410-887-1815.

Pub Date: 04/25/99

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