2017–2018 Calendar

The following events are restricted to members of the Antiquarian Society and their guests. Unless noted, monthly programs begin with a lecture at 11:00, followed by a lunch at noon.


Lecture/Lunch
From Renowned to Obscure: New Discoveries in American Decorative Arts
Tuesday, October 10
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Brady S. Culp, Richard Koopman Curator of American Decorative Arts, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford

Annual Meeting/Lunch
Tuesday, November 14
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite

Lecture/Lunch
Fabergé
Tuesday, December 12
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Dr. Wilfried Zeisler, curator of Russian and 19th-century art, Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens, Washington, D.C.

Lecture/Lunch
Past and Present: Steuben and American Glass in the 1920s
Tuesday, January 9

Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Benjamin Colman, associate curator of decorative arts, Detroit Institute of Art

Lecture/Lunch
Male Adornment and Renaissance Jewelry in Jacobean England and the Discovery of Cheapside Hoard
Tuesday, February 13
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Natasha Awais-Dean, historian and author

Lecture/Lunch
Wealth and Ambition and Taste: Painted Furniture and Interiors in Early 19th Century Philadelphia
Tuesday, March 13
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Alexandra Kirtley, Montgomery-Garvan Curator of American Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Lecture/Lunch
Grinling Gibbons and the Art of Carving
Tuesday, April 3
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
David Esterly, historian, author, and carver 



Annual Spring Luncheon
Program to be announced
Tuesday, April 24
10:45
The Casino, 195 East Delaware Place


Lecture/Afternoon Tea
Looking Back, Looking Forward: Collecting American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, May 15

2:00
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Sarah Kelly Oehler, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago

All of the lecture/luncheon programs take place at the Art Institute of Chicago in the Nichols Board of Trustees Suite, on the second floor of the Modern Wing. The Spring Luncheon on April 24 will take place at the Casino, 195 East Delaware Place, in Chicago.