The New Orleans Antiques Forum 2019
"Fancy Footwork"


Thursday, August 1
Optional tour for full-forum registrants (additional charge)


Friday, Friday August 2

Boyd Cruise Room, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

9:30–9:45 a.m.

Daniel Hammer, Priscilla Lawrence, and Jack Pruitt
The Historic New Orleans Collection

9:45–10 a.m.

Opening Remarks
How Firm a Footing?: The Soles and Souls of Heritage

Tom Savage, Moderator
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

10–10:30 a.m.

History Afoot: A New Orleans Walkabout
John H. Lawrence
The Historic New Orleans Collection

10:45–11:45 a.m.

Creating Your Interior World: Be Yourself, Be Comfortable, Have Fun—and Collect!
Johanna McBrien
Dedham Historical Society and Museum, Antiques and Fine Art magazine 

11:45 a.m.–2 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

2–3 p.m.

Slither, Crawl, and Claw: Creatures and Ceramics
Elizabeth A. Williams
RISD Museum      

3:15–4:15 p.m.

Didsbury, Gresham, and Davis: Shoes for America!
Neal Hurst
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

4:30–6:30 p.m.

Champagne Reception
featuring music from the Joe Goldberg Trio and food from Ralph Brennan Catering and Events
The Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal Street


Saturday, August 3

Boyd Cruise Room, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

10–11 a.m.

Wild in the Country: Sporting and Wildlife Art
Patricia M. Tice
John L. Wehle Gallery, Genesee Country Village and Museum

11 a.m.–noon

“In All Luxury of Indolence”
Louis P. Nelson
University of Virginia

noon–1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Young Scholar Presentation: Praising Canes: American Folk Art Walking Sticks, sponsored by the Decorative Arts Trust
Lea C. Lane
Cincinnati Art Museum

2:30–3:30 p.m.

“I cannot help copying nature”: John James Audubon’s Quadrupeds of North America
Katie McKinney
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

3:30–5 p.m.

French Quarter Open House
An afternoon shopping excursion to Keil’s Antiques, Moss Antiques, Royal Antiques, and The Shop at The Collection's new location at 520 Royal Street.


Sunday, August 4

Boyd Cruise Room, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

9:45–10 a.m.

Keeping Them Ruby: The Preservation of Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers
Dawn MP Wallace
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

10–11 a.m.

Taste and the Trade: Exploring Kentucky and Other Southern Silver
Scott Erbes
Speed Art Museum

11 a.m.–12 noon

From Ball-and-Claws to Hairy Paws: The Fabulous Feet of Furniture
Gerald W. R. Ward
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (emeritus)

12 noon–12:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Daniel Hammer and Jack Pruitt
The Historic New Orleans Collection

12:30–2 p.m.

Jazz Brunch (optional/additional charge)
Arnaud's Restaurant
813 Bienville Street