2016–2017 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
Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia
Tuesday, October 11
11:00
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Dennis Carr, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of Decorative Arts and Scuplture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Annual Meeting/Lunch
Tuesday, November 8
11:00
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite

Lecture/Lunch
Introduction to the Reinstalled Renaissance and Medieval Galleries at the Art Institute
Tuesday, December 13
11:00 
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Jonathan Tavares, associate curator of arms and armor, The Art Institute of Chicago

Lecture/Lunch
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman: Making it Modern
Tuesday, January 10 

11:00 

Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Margi Hofer, vice president and director, New York Historical Society, New York

Lecture/Lunch
The Latest Dish: A Century of Collecting European Ceramics in America
Tuesday, February 14
11:00 
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Letitia Roberts, former vice president of Sotheby's and an expert on European ceramics and Chinese export porcelain

Lecture/Lunch
Early American Glass in Philadelphia
Tuesday, March 14

11:00 
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Mary Mills, historic glass specialist, Cultural Resources, Philadelphia Metro

Lecture/Lunch
Fabergé: Jeweler to the Russian Imperial Court
Tuesday, April 11
11:00 
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Nicholas B. A. Nicholson, Senior Vice President, Division Head of American and European Furniture and Decorative Arts at Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house 



Annual Spring Luncheon
Rooms for Today: Easy Living with Antiques
Tuesday, April 25
10:30
The Casino, 195 East Delaware Place
Suzanne Rheinstein, internationally recognized interior designer and owner of Hollyhock


Lecture/Afternoon Tea
The Antiquarian Society: Celebrating 140 years
Tuesday, May 16

2:00
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
Celia Hilliard, cultural historian and Antiquarian Society board member

All of the lecture/luncheon programs take place at the Art Institute of Chicago, except the Spring Luncheon, which occurs at the Casino.