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. 2014

    1. Jan14“San Francisco Bay” by William A. Coulter
    2. Feb11Decorated entry hall ceiling from Abram Piatt Mansion
    3. Mar09Kingscote dining room
    4. Mar11The Mount (façade view), Lenox, MA, 1902
    5. Apr08Eglomise Apotheosis of Washington
    6. May15Miniature of Anna Louisa Middleton Blake
    7. Jun10Silver askos-­form wine jug, Kirk & Sons
    8. Jul15Kelton House interior
    9. Aug12John Hemings Campeachy Chair

      “Mr. Jefferson’s Chair”

      Sumpter Priddy, Alexandria, VA

    10. Sep09Waln Latrobe Chair

      Dressing Philadelphia’s Finest Furniture: Upholstered, Covered and Hung

      Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley, Philadelphia Museum of Art

    11. Oct14Davenport chest of drawers
    12. Nov11Lecture Icon

      For Ladies and Letters: Femininity, Function and Fashion in Neoclassical Ladies’ Writing Desks

      Matthew A Thurlow, The Decorative Arts Trust

    13. Dec07Lecture Icon

      Wining, Dining and Social Life: Food and Beverage Wares, 1600–1860

      Leslie Grigsby, Winterthur Museum