William I. Koch exhibit opens June 1 at IYRS
The International Yacht Restoration School and the Museum of Yachting recently announced the opening of a summer exhibition displaying the fine paintings, rare books and silver, photography, and historic memorabilia from a private collection representing and celebrating the history of the America’s Cup. The show is comprised entirely from the collection of William I. Koch who has generously loaned these rarely seen objects. The exhibit opens on June 1 and will run through October 1.
Koch is well known in the world of sailing for his intense passion that led to his winning the 1992 America’s Cup, and the development of the first all-women’s team for the 1995 America’s Cup. He is equally well known for the passion that has led to diverse collections of paintings and sculptures that include works by Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Modigliani and Picasso. His collections have been shown in the Louvre in Paris, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Fla.