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. 2007

    1. Jan09Lecture Icon

      Competing Scrolls and Cabrioles: Stiff Competition in the New York Furniture Trade, 1825–1850

      Matthew Thurlow, The Decorative Arts Trust

    2. Feb13Lecture Icon

      European Precedents for American Veneer and Inlay Work

      Ulrich Leben, Waddeson Manor

    3. Mar13Lecture Icon

      The Other Asian Exports: Indian Textiles and Luxury Goods in America

      Karina Corrigan, Peabody Essex Museum

    4. Apr10Lecture Icon

      A Brass Menagerie: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement

      Anna Tobin D'Ambrosio, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

    5. May08Lecture Icon

      On the Playing Fields of Privilege: The Residential Work of Delano and Aldrich, 1903–1940

      Derek Ostergard, New York, NY

    6. Jun12Lecture Icon

      The Clark Brothers as Collectors of John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer

      Marc Simpson, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

    7. Jul10Lecture Icon

      Understanding the Midas Touch: Gilding Through the Centuries

      Christine Thomson, Salem, MA

    8. Aug14Lecture Icon

      Quilts in a Material World: Selections From the Winterthur Collection

      Linda Eaton, Winterthur Museum

    9. Sep11Lecture Icon

      New York’s Tenth Street Studio Building: A Fraternity of Artist-Entrepreneurs

      Annette Blaugrund, National Academy of Design

    10. Oct09Lecture Icon

      New Perspectives on Old Rooms: The Reinstallation of the 18th Century Period Rooms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

      Amelia Peck, Metropolitan Museum of Art

    11. Nov13Lecture Icon

      'A Grand and Elegant House and Furniture': Furnishing the Cadwalader’s Philadelphia House, 1770–1775

      Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley, Philadelphia Museum of Art

    12. Dec11Lecture Icon

      Silversmiths to the Nation: Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner

      Ann Wagner, Winterthur Museum