The American Decorative Arts Forum is proud to have brought over 25 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. May15Lecture Icon
    7. Jun10Silver askos-­form wine jug, Kirk & Sons
    8. Jul15Lecture Icon
    9. Aug12Lecture Icon

      “Mr. Jefferson’s Chair”

      Sumpter Priddy, Alexandria, VA

    10. Sep09Lecture Icon

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

      Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley, Philadelphia Museum of Art

    11. Oct14Lecture Icon

      A. H. Davenport: Furniture from the Gilded Age to the Modern Age, 1880–1950

      Nancy Carlisle, Historic New England

    12. Nov11Lecture Icon

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

      Matthew Thurlow, Winterthur Museum

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

      Leslie Grigsby, Winterthur Museum