Exhibitions


The Art of the Frame: Gems From the Simoni Collection, at the Pensacola Museum of Art. An exhibition of exemplary frames drawn from the Simoni Collection, an unparalleled group of American frames from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Palm Beach Classic International Fine Art & Antique Fair. We featured some of our most important frames and gallery director Suzanne Smeaton gave a slide lecture Art at the Border: Framing Fine Art . www.ifae.com.

 

Selected Frames from the Eli Wilner & Company Collection at the National Arts Club, New York. Click here to view images.

 

Simon Parkes, a noted New York City painter, had an exhibition titled Recent Landscapes at W. M. Brady Gallery, NYC. The artist had over eighty of his paintings surrounded by Eli Wilner and Company contemporary replica frames. Click here to view images from this event.

Sotheby's Beverly Hills, California, April 6-8. A special exhibition of antique picture frames from around the world, drawn exclusively from the collection of Eli Wilner & Company. The exhibition featured frames ranging from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Click here to view images from this event.

FRAMES: AN ACADEMY AFFAIR, National Academy of Design, New York, NY; Spring Gala 'FRAMES.' Original antique picture frames from the collection of Eli Wilner & Company adorned walls throughout the Academy, lending their gilded splendor to the festivities of the evening. In addition, there was a silent auction of artist-designed frames furnished by Eli Wilner that were each distinctively executed by many National Academicians such as Wolf Kahn and Gregory Amenoff. The gala provided support for exhibitions and student scholarships and honored Senator Roy Goodman and James Dicke II. Click here to view images from this event.

 

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, Lehman Wing, New York, NY; October 1998. An extraordinary installation of European picture frames. The installation included examples of European frames from the 15th Century through the early 19th Century and some of the finest examples of period frames from Italy, Spain, France, England and other European countries.

MORAN EXHIBITION, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK; February 8, 1998 - May 10, 1998.
Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA; June 11, 1998 - August 30, 1998.
A travelling exhibition of Thomas Moran's paintings. The exhibition includes replica frames that Eli Wilner & Company made for three monumental landscape paintings by Moran belonging to the National Museum of American Art.

 

National Academy of Design, New York, NY; The Tenth Street Studio Building-Artist-Entrepreneurs from the Hudson River School to the American Impressionists, August 21, 1997 - January 11, 1998. Component exhibition of frames from Eli Wilner & Company, curated by Eli Wilner & Company.

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Georgia; In the Picture: American Frames 1870-1920, June 22 - August 17, 1997, exhibition of frames from Eli Wilner & Company, curated by Eli Wilner & Company.

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY; Happily Married: American Frames (and their Paintings) 1725-1950, June 18 - September 19, 1997, exhibition of outstanding examples of American frames as well as frames original to their paintings and successful ‘second marriages.’ Frames featured include frames from Eli Wilner & Company.

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York; The Tenth Street Studio Building- Artist-Entrepreneurs from the Hudson River School to the American Impressionists, June 7 - August 10, 1997, component exhibition of frames from Eli Wilner & Company, curated by Eli Wilner & Company.

New York University, New York, NY; The Centrality of the Edge: American Frames 1740-1940, a conference April 24- April 26, 1997, a conference celebrating American frames and period framing with presentations by museum curators, scholars, collectors, conservators, dealers and artists. Suzanne Smeaton of Eli Wilner & Company presented on artist-designed frames from Whistler to Marin.

 

Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, Kentucky; The Art of the Frame, American Period Frames 1870-1930, February 4 - March 31, 1996, exhibition of frames from Eli Wilner & Company, curated by Eli Wilner & Company.

 

Katonah Museum of Fine Art, Katonah, New York; At Home With Art: Paintings in American Interiors, 1780-1920, September 25 - December 31, 1995, component exhibition of frames from Eli Wilner & Company.

University College Art Gallery at Farleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey; The Art of the Frame- American Frames 1820-1920, October 1 - October 27, 1995, exhibition of frames from Eli Wilner & Company, curated by Eli Wilner & Company.

 

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; A Survey of American Period Frames from 1820-1920, March 20-May 1, 1994, exhibition of frames from Eli Wilner & Company, curated by Eli Wilner & Company.

The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Exploring the Borders of Art: American Frames 1820-1920, March 27 - May 29, 1994, exhibition of frames from Eli Wilner & Company, curated by Eli Wilner & Company.

 

Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Savannah, Georgia; The Art of the Frame: American Frames 1820-1920, March 23 - May 2, 1993, exhibition of frames from the Telfair Academy, the Oakland Museum, and Eli Wilner & Company, curated by Eli Wilner & Company.

 

Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts; Picture Perfect, September 19, 1992 - January 20, 1993, an exhibition of frames from the Fuller Art Museum and Eli Wilner & Company.

 

The Equitable Center, New York, New York; Gilded Edges, December 4, 1991, a symposium on American Period Frames organized by Eli Wilner & Company and sponsored by The Equitable. Speakers included Carrie Rebora of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nina Gray, decorative arts consultant and freelance curator, Suzanne Smeaton, gallery director for Eli Wilner & Company, and Eli Wilner.

Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; The Art of the Frame, March 23, 1991, a symposium on research and discoveries regarding the history of American frames and framing techniques, focusing on American works and works in the Phillips Collection. Organized by Eli Wilner & Company, speakers included Annette Blaugrund of the New-York Historical Society, Carrie Rebora of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Suzanne Smeaton, gallery director for Eli Wilner & Company, and Eli Wilner.

 

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York; American Frames, 1830 to 1920, December 23, 1990 - February 3, 1991, an exhibition of frames from the Parrish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum, Eli Wilner & Company, and private collections. The exhibition was curated by the Parrish Art Museum, assisted by Carrie Rebora of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Eli Wilner & Company.

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York; American Frames of the Arts & Crafts Period, July 15 - September 9, 1990, an exhibition tracing the development of the American picture frame during the Arts & Crafts movement 1870-1920, with frames from the Hudson River Museum, the Oakland Museum, and Eli Wilner & Company. Curated and sponsored by Eli Wilner & Company.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; American Frames, June 5 - September 2, 1990, an exhibition of frames from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sponsored by Eli Wilner & Company.

 

Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, Massachusetts; One Hundred Years of American Frame Design, 1820-1920, August 9 - September 17, 1989, an exhibition of frames from Eli Wilner & Company, curated by Eli Wilner & Company.

 

Eli Wilner & Company, New York, NY; The Art of the Frame, October 25 - November 28, 1988, an exhibition of frames from Eli Wilner & Company, the Oakland Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and private collections.

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut; The Artist's Reward, August 13 - September 9, 1988, exhibition of frames from the Cooley Gallery and Eli Wilner & Company.