The American Decorative Arts Forum is proud to have brought over 31 years of outstanding lectures by scholars and experts in American decorative arts to Northern California.

  1. 2005

    1. Jan11Lecture Icon

      Art Pottery, Bungalows and Atascadero: E.G. Lewis and the American Women's League

      Anne Woodhouse, Missouri Historical Society

    2. Feb08Lecture Icon

      Duncan Phyfe: Legendary Cabinetmaker

      Peter Kenny, Metropolitan Museum of Art

    3. Mar08Lecture Icon

      American Sampler: Silver and Other Treasures from the Ruth Nutt Collection

      Julie Emerson, Seattle Art Museum

    4. Apr12Lecture Icon

      Victorian Glory: Victorian Interiors and All the Stuff They Contained

      Paul Duscherer, San Francisco, CA

    5. May10Lecture Icon

      American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts, 1790–1840

      Sumpter Priddy, Alexandria, VA

    6. Jun14Lecture Icon

      Collecting Country Arts: Nina Fletcher and the Conousseurship of Anonymity

      Philip Zea, Historic Deerfield

    7. Jul12Lecture Icon

      The American Potter: Redware, Stoneware and Porcelain, 1700–1900

      Amanda Lange, Historic Deerfield

    8. Aug09Lecture Icon

      The East India Marine Society and Early Maritime Collecting in Salem

      Daniel Finamore, Peabody Essex Museum

    9. Sep13Lecture Icon

      Golden Gate Park: Gallery of Victorian Style, Culter and Custom

      Christopher Pollock, San Francisco, CA

    10. Oct11Lecture Icon

      Benjamin Franklin at Home

      Paige Talbot, Bala Cynwyd

    11. Nov08Lecture Icon

      California Paintings of the Hudson River School and the Barbizon Period

      Alfred Harrison, Northpoint Gallery

    12. Dec13Lecture Icon

      To the Table: Food Preparation, Presentation and Pleasurable Partaking

      Elizabeth Garrett, Strawbery Banke