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. 2008

    1. Jan08Lecture Icon

      Samuel McIntire: Carving an American Style

      Dean Lahikainen, Peabody Essex Museum

    2. Feb12Lecture Icon

      Connecticut Furniture: Quirky Delights from the Land of Steady Habits

      Susan Schoelwer, Connecticut Historical Society Museum

    3. Mar18Lecture Icon

      From Furnishing to Collecting: The What, Why and How of a Federal Collection

      Susan Doherty, San Francisco, CA

    4. Apr08Lecture Icon

      Sophistication in Central Massachusetts: the Inlaid Furniture of Nathan Lombard

      Clark Pearce, Essex, MA

    5. May13Lecture Icon

      Timothy Pflueger: San Francisco’s Art Deco Renaissance Man

      Micheal Crowe, San Francisco, CA & Therese Poletti, San Francisco, CA

    6. Jun10Lecture Icon

      Was Gustav Stickley a Modernist? New Views in Early Experimental Masterworks

      Joseph Cunningham, ADA 1900 Foundation Collection

    7. Jul08Lecture Icon

      From Rooftops to the Stratosphere: “Appreciating” American Weathervanes

      David Schorsch, Woodbury, CT

    8. Aug12Lecture Icon

      When Surface is Everything: Judging the Paint

      Peter Deen, Nottingham, PA

    9. Sep09Lecture Icon

      Out of this World: Shaker Design Past, Present and Future

      Jean Burks, Shelburne Museum

    10. Nov11Lecture Icon

      From Empress Eugenie to the Prince of Chintz: a Short History of Furnishing with Antiques

      Jared Goss, Metropolitan Museum of Art

    11. Dec09Lecture Icon

      Pets in America: Their History Through Portraits and Possessions

      Katherine Grier, Winterthur Museum