The New Orleans Antiques Forum 2015
"It's Only Natural"

 

Thursday, July 30

Optional tour


Friday, July 31

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 and Jack Pruitt

The Historic New Orleans Collection

9:45–10 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Unnatural Naturalism
Tom Savage, Moderator
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

10–10:30 a.m.

A Walk on the Wild Side: Discovering the Natural World in the Gulf South 
John H. Lawrence
The Historic New Orleans Collection

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45–11:45 a.m.

From the Ground Up: Naturalism in American Silver
Janine E. Skerry
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

11:45 a.m.–2 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

2–3 p.m.

Southern Folk Pottery: The Edgefield Stoneware Connection
John A. Burrison
Georgia State University

3–3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15–4:15 p.m.

The Nature of American Picture Frames
Annette Blaugrund
independent scholar

4:30–6:30 p.m.

Reception
The Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal Street


Saturday, August 1

Boyd Cruise Room, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

8–9 a.m.

Registration

9–10 a.m.

Man Added to Nature: Ornament in American Furniture
Bradley C. Brooks
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

10–11 a.m.

 “A Rose by Any Other Name”: The Art of Theorem Painting
Linda Carter Lefko
Rufus Porter Museum

11–11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.–
12:15 p.m.

 “Cameo Fever”: From Catherine the Great to Scarlett O’Hara
Beth Carver Wees
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:45–2:45 p.m.

Earth into Art: Parian Statuary in Southern Homes
Ellen Paul Denker
museum consultant

2:45–3:45 p.m.

Naturalism at Bellingrath: Inside and Out
Thomas C. McGehee
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

 


Sunday, August 2

Boyd Cruise Room, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

9:45–10 a.m.

New Treasures at The Historic New Orleans Collection
Lydia Blackmore
The Historic New Orleans Collection

10–11 a.m.

Young Scholar Presentation
À la française: Natural Forms in the French Colonial and Creole Home
Philippe Halbert
PhD student, Yale University

11 a.m.–12 noon

New Light on the President Hayes White House Dinner Service
Robert F. Doares
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

12 noon–12:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Priscilla Lawrence and Jack Pruitt
The Historic New Orleans Collection

12:30–2 p.m.

Sunday Jazz Brunch (optional/additional charge)

Antoine's Restaurant

713 St. Louis Street