Antiques Forum 2013

 

Thursday, August 1

Optional activities:
Visiting a World Unto Itself: An 1880s French Quarter Walking Tour
A Glimpse of the Exotic (bus tour)


Friday, August 2

Boyd Cruise Room, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Registration

9:30–9:45 a.m.

Welcome

Priscilla Lawrence, Executive Director

Jack Pruitt Jr., Director of Development & External Affairs

The Historic New Orleans Collection

9:45–10 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Fantasies of Opulence: An Introduction to Exoticism
Tom Savage, Moderator
Director, Museum Affairs
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

10–10:30 a.m.

Everyday Exotic: No Passport Required
John H. Lawrence
Director of Museum Programs
The Historic New Orleans Collection

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45–11:45 a.m.

Visions of Cathay
Donald A. Wood
Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art
Birmingham Museum of Art

11:45 a.m.–2 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

2–3 p.m.

The 19th-Century Southern Garden: Influences and Inspirations
Holly H. Shimizu
Executive Director
US Botanic Garden

3–3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Exotic and Colorful: Orientalism in American Architecture and Design, 1850–1910
Richard Guy Wilson
Commonwealth Professor’s Chair in Architectural History
University of Virginia

4:30–6:30 p.m.

Reception
The Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal Street


Saturday, August 3

Boyd Cruise Room, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

8–9 a.m.

Registration

9–10 a.m.

Empress Eugénie and Orientalism
Alison McQueen
Professor of Art History
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

10–11 a.m.

Long Ago and Far Away: Looking for the Exotic in Victorian Jewelry
Ulysses Grant Dietz
Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts
Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

11–11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.–
12:15 p.m.

The Orientalist Bible: 19th-Century American Artists and the Holy Land
John Davis
Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art
Smith College

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:45–2:45 p.m.

Bedazzled by Another Realm: Exoticism and Carnival in Late 19th-Century New Orleans
John Magill
Curator/Historian
The Historic New Orleans Collection

 


Sunday, August 4

Boyd Cruise Room, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

9:45–10 a.m.

New Treasures at The Historic New Orleans Collection
Priscilla Lawrence
Executive Director
The Historic New Orleans Collection

10–11 a.m.

Exotica, Esoterica and the Gulf South in 19th-Century Ceramic Art
Nicholas M. Dawes
Vice-President of Special Collections
Heritage Auctions, New York

11 a.m.–12 noon

Inventing the Modern World: Furniture and Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851–1939
Jason T. Busch
Chief Curator and Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

12 noon–12:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Priscilla Lawrence, Executive Director
Jack Pruitt, Jr., Director of Development and External Affairs
The Historic New Orleans Collection

12:30–2 p.m.

Brunch with the speakers (optional/additional charge)

Antoine's Restaurant

713 St. Louis Street

 


The 2013 New Orleans Antiques Forum is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from


Additional support was provided by the Louisiana Office of Tourism.