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. 2010

    1. Jan12Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen
    2. Feb09Casa Grande's North Tower by Julia Morgan
    3. Mar09Needle work by Caroline Jackson
    4. Apr13Elijah Boardman by Ralph Earl

      Ralph Earl: Artist of the Young Republic

      Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Wadsworth Atheneum

    5. May11Clear blown glass rummer
    6. Jun08The Puritan by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    7. Jul13Detail from "A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia"

      Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America

      Margaret Pritchard, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

    8. Aug10New York Sideboard 1795-1805

      To Carve, Inlay or Paint: New York Neoclassical Furniture

      Matthew Thurlow, The Decorative Arts Trust

    9. Sep14Philadelphia Armchair 1853 by Charles H. White

      American Rococo: Evolution in Style

      Jason Busch, Carnegie Museum of Art

    10. Oct12Boston japanned high chest 1735-40

      Japanning in America

      Christine Thomson, Salem, MA

    11. Nov09Breakfast table attributed to Martin Pfeninger

      Show and Splendour: Charleston’s Neoclassical Interiors

      Robert Leath, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts

    12. Dec14Alexander Petrie Coffeepot, Salver, and Marrow Scoop, Charleston