Dolphin Promotions shows are among the leading venues for antiques and 20th century decorative and fine arts in North America.
Established over 35 years ago by Bob Smith, Dolphin Promotions is currently owned and operated by Rosemary Krieger. With over 30 years of industry experience, Rosemary is assisted by her media director, Gordon Merkle and her executive assistant, Charlie Walter, both with 22 years of experience. The combined expertise of this team is instrumental in the success of the company and the shows they produce.
Dolphin currently produces 12 shows annually across the country. All of these events are distinguished by the solid reputation of the participating dealers, and the diversity of the high quality merchandise. Major antiques shows in Fort Lauderdale, Houston, and Los Angeles rank among the finest quality events in their region and attract many local, national and international exhibitors and collectors. A new antiques show in Sarasota will be introduced in January 2015. All of these shows offer a wide range of antiques and are very well attended.
Beginning in 2000, Dolphin introduced its first 20th century show, Palm Springs Modernism. Since then, Dolphin has expanded its modernism schedule to include Los Angeles Modernism and is introducing a fall version of the Palm Springs Modernism Show in October 2014. A solid reputation and creative and innovative shows continue to make Dolphin Promotions antiques and modernism shows successful both with exhibitors, collectors and the design community worldwide.
The Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show will debut at the recently renovated and historic Merchandise Mart in the heart of downtown Chicago on the 7th Floor over the weekend of May 17-20, 2018. The show will feature 100 premier national and international exhibitors presenting fine antiques, decorative and fine arts reflecting all design periods from ancient to 20th century modern.
The Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show will open on Thursday evening, May 17th from 6pm to 9pm with an opening night party benefiting the Woman's Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The opening night party will offer cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, complimentary valet parking and the opportunity for serious collectors to shop the show before it opens to the public. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Woman's Board and will offer return entry all weekend along with a show catalog. Details to be announced shortly. The Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital is dedicated to supporting the programs and services provided by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, including those related to women’s health issues, and to the furtherance of Northwestern Memorial’s mission as a premier academic health system where the patient comes first. The Woman’s Board is proud to continue its historic role as the leading support organization for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and as advocates for improving the health of those served by Northwestern Medicine. Following the keynote address by Sommers and Olsen, a Friday afternoon lecture series sponsored by AIA Chicago, Monogram and Pella will be presented in the Pella Crafted Luxury showroom featuring noted Chicago architect Gunny Harboe discussing the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park at 12 Noon, followed by Catherine Shotick, Curator at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, presenting "The Art of Seating: 200 Years of Chair Design" at 2 p.m. Preceding and following the lectures on Friday, lite bites and beverages will be prepared and served by Monogram executive chef Jon Liddell in the nearby Monogram Design Center the Mart.
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
7th Floor – Center Elevator