Peter M. Kenny

Co-President at Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

Location:
69 East 93Rd Street, New York City, New York, United States
Company:
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
HQ Phone:
(212) 369-4460
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Last Updated 10/31/2017

General Information

Employment History

Coordinator for the Installation  - Henry R. Luce Study Center

Education

Montclair State University

MA  - history museum studies , Cooperstown Graduate Program

Affiliations

Board of Governors  - The Decorative Arts Trust

Member of Museum Advisory Committee  - The Bowne House Historical Society

Board Member  - Boscobel Restoration Inc

Board of Trustees Member  - Historic Huguenot Street

Board of Directors of Advisory Councils of the Historic House Trust of New York City  - Advisory Councils of the Historic House Trust of New York City

Board Member  - Chipstone Foundation

Web References  

The Bowne House Historical Society

Peter Kenny,
Co-President of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

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Announcing Co-President Peter Kenny - Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

Announcing Co-President Peter Kenny
Classical American Homes Elects New Co-Presidents - Peter Kenny and Margize Howell New York, NY - For Immediate Release efb_peter_kenny_0020 Peter Kenny, a longtime Curator and Administrator of The American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum, will be joining Classical American Homes Preservation Trust as Co-President with Margize Howell, the foundation's current Executive Director. Peter Kenny is considered one of the nation's foremost authorities on American furniture and is the current Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts and Administrator of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum. He is a 30-year veteran of The Met and has worked closely with Morrison Heckscher, Chairman (Emeritus) of the American Wing on the recently completed renovation of its unsurpassed collection of period rooms and galleries for the fine and decorative arts. Peter Kenny is also a noted lecturer and the author of various award-winning books on American furniture, including, most recently, Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York and Honoré Lannuier, Cabinet Maker from Paris: The Life and Work of a French Ébéniste in Federal New York. Margize Howell, who will be Co-President with Peter Kenny, is the current Executive Director of Classical American Homes, a position she has held for the past four years. Previously, she was Senior Curator for 16 years at Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette, a major Wall Street investment banking firm whose New York offices included a large collection of early 19th century Americana, which included portraits, antique furnishings, and documents related to our nation's financial history. DLJ was sold to Credit Suisse in 2000, at which point Margize Howell joined Classical American Homes. She is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a History of Art graduate with distinction from the University of Virginia, and the Sotheby's Works of Art Programme in London. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of the Decorative Arts Trust and the Advisory Councils of the Historic House Trust of New York City and the Charleston Heritage Symposium. She previously served as President of the Association of Professional Art Advisors and American Friends of Attingham Summer School.

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Peter Kenny, Co-President of CAHPT, will be speaking at this year's Winterthur Furniture Forum on Friday, March 6, 2015.
Announcing Co-President Peter Kenny Classical American Homes Elects New Co-Presidents - Peter Kenny and Margize Howell New York, NY - For Immediate Release Peter Kenny, a longtime Curator and Administrator of The American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum, will be joining Classical American Homes Preservation Trust as Co-President with Margize Howell, the foundation's current Executive Director.

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