2013 Speakers


Tom SavageFantasies of Opulence: An Introduction to Exoticism

John H. LawrenceEveryday Exotic: No Passport Required

Donald A. Wood Visions of Cathay

Holly H. Shimizu The 19th-Century Southern Garden: Influences and Inspirations

Richard Guy Wilson Exotic and Colorful: Orientalism in American Architecture and Design, 1850–1910

Alison McQueen Empress Eugénie and Orientalism

Ulysses Grant Dietz Long Ago and Far Away: Looking for the Exotic in Victorian Jewelry

John Davis The Orientalist Bible: 19th-Century American Artists and the Holy Land

John Magill Bedazzled by Another Realm: Exoticism and Carnival in Late 19th-Century New Orleans

Nicholas M. Dawes Exotica, Esoterica and the Gulf South in 19th-Century Ceramic Art

Jason T. Busch Inventing the Modern World: Furniture and Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939

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.