We are very pleased to share the news that Classical American Homes’ own Peter Kenny, Co-President, and Morrie Heckscher, Emeritus Chairman of the American Wing, are the honorees of the 2016 Wunsch Award.
Christie’s hosted the fourth annual Eric M. Wunsch Award for Excellence in the American Arts on January 20th, 2016 at their Rockefeller Center Galleries. This year the award honors Morrison H. Heckscher and Peter M. Kenny for their dedication and contributions towards preserving American Decorative Arts. Heckscher and Kenny are recognized for “the expansion and modernization of the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. They oversaw renovations to the American Wing from 2003 to 2012, which modernized the existing building – comprised of the original 1924 structure and its 1980 expansion – adding galleries for American paintings, sculpture and 18th century decorative arts. They spent much of their careers at The Met acquiring architectural elements, whole rooms and fragments, all for this ultimate installation and update, carrying on the museum’s history of collecting interiors.”
Wunsch Americana Foundation President Peter Wunsch states, “it’s an honor to know these two accomplished scholars and leaders in the field, who consistently delivered the best of the best for The Met with such grace and academic rigor.”
Richard H. Jenrette and Classical American Homes Preservation Trust received the award in 2014. Click here to read more.
Go to our Winter/Spring 2016 Newsletter.