Saturday, September 15, 2018
Times: Begins at 5:00 pm
Oliver Wight Tavern
The Gala is one of the museum’s largest and most important annual fundraising events, celebrating the museum’s patrons, members, and friends during a lively evening of delicious food, live and silent auctions, and celebration.
2018 Gala Co-chairs:
Rick Predella and Christina Predella
2018 Gala Committee:
Ann Marie Argitis
Stephen Fletcher, Executive Vice President of Skinner, Inc. and Director of the Americana department, is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on Early American Furniture, American Decorative Arts and Folk Art. His work over the past forty years as chief auctioneer and appraiser for Skinner has earned him a deserved reputation as a highly versatile art and antique generalist. Under his skillful eye, the department has grown considerably, making Skinner one of the most formidable auction houses in the world for fine American furniture and decorative arts.
As Chief Auctioneer for Skinner, Steve can be seen regularly at the Skinner auction podium and he carries a full schedule of institutional and estate appraisals. He is often sought out as a source of knowledge on early American life, and eagerly lends his expertise to the media, museums, historical societies, and non-profit institutions.
Steve is an avid supporter of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Historic New England, Old Sturbridge Village, Historic Deerfield, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.