Furniture & Decorative Arts

Young Scholars / New Discoveries

Emerging Scholars

New York, NY – As collectors, curators, and dealers arrive in New York during the third week of January for “Americana Week,” we want to spread the word about an exciting new program that is not to be missed!

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust and the Decorative Arts Trust will present a program featuring five brief lectures by young scholars and professionals in the field of decorative arts. All the presenters are recipients of an award from the Decorative Arts Trust, which encourages the next generation of museum curators and decorative art historians through continuing education scholarships, summer research grants, curatorial internship opportunities, and lecture series.

Lecturers cover an exciting range of new discoveries in the field and include:

Dinnerware for the Masses: Viktor Schreckengost’s Dinnerware Designs from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s
Catherine Acosta, History of Design and Curatorial Studies, Parsons School of Design

Making Sense of Carmontelle’s Chairs
Margot Bernstein, Department of Art History, Columbia University

The Shop of Robert Stewart: Work and Wealth in the Antebellum Natchez Furniture Trade
Candice Candeto, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, University of Delaware

William Roberts’s “Excursion over the Mountains”: Landscapes “by the Pencil of a Virginian”
Katie McKinney, Americana Foundation Intern, Colonial Williamsburg

History in Stoneware: Depictions of the British Slave Trade on an 18th-Century English Punch Bowl
Daniel Sousa, Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Intern, Historic Deerfield, Inc.

A Bloody Mary & Ham Biscuit Benefit will follow the program. This is an opportunity to meet the speakers and visit Dick Jenrette’s private residence while helping to support the next generation of decorative arts historians and curators through the Decorative Arts Trust’s Emerging Scholars Program.

This event is a sponsored in part by the Wunsch Americana Foundation.

Emerging Scholars Colloquium 2018

Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 9:00am – Noon
Location: The George F. Baker Houses, 69 East 93rd Street, New York City
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Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

Founded in 1993 by Richard H. Jenrette, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of a collection of classical American historic homes with fine and decorative arts of the first half of the 19th century, along with their surrounding landscapes and scenic trails.

The Decorative Arts Trust

The mission of The Decorative Arts Trust, a non-profit organization, is to promote and foster the appreciation and study of the decorative arts through educational programming, collaborations with museum and preservation organizations, and support for graduate students and young professionals.

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