The New Orleans Antiques Forum
A presentation of The Historic New Orleans Collection
The New Orleans Antiques Forum 2013
Opulence and Intrigue: Exoticism in the 19th Century
August 1–4, 2013
The 2013 New Orleans Antiques Forum, “Opulence and Intrigue: Exoticism in the 19th Century,” will examine the fascination with the exotic styles during the 19th century, including Carnival designs, globally inspired jewelry, Middle East-and Far East-inspired architecture, Chinese art and much more. These trends will be examined from a local perspective, considering how Louisiana—which served as a hub for the decorative arts by way of the Port of New Orleans—was influenced by popular styles.
The Historic New Orleans Collection established the New Orleans Antiques Forum (NOAF) in 2008 in an effort to boost cultural tourism in New Orleans and south Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. Centered on a series of educational and entertaining talks, the three-day forum encourages the appreciation of decorative arts created in and imported through the Gulf Coast. Sessions are accessible to experienced collectors as well as beginning antiques enthusiasts.
The program also features three optional events—a preconference tour of historic homes in South Louisiana, a walking tour of the French Quarter, and a Sunday brunch at Antoine’s Restaurant with the speakers and fellow participants.
Registration opens June 15, 2013.