Lecture Series
     
Lecturers include: Paula Crevoshay,Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz, Brian J. McCarthy, Edward Faber, Peter Trippi, Liza Laserow, Gordon Lewis

Saturday, February 15 at 1:00 pm
Paula Crevoshay
Crevoshay Jewelry
"BAROQUE PERIOD: Then and Now"

The Baroque Period, between 1600 and 1725, saw a huge increase in world trade, technological development, social upheaval and rapidly growing wealth, which supported new forms of artistic expression that touched all facets of art, architecture, fashion and jewelry. Ms. Crevoshay takes us through these developments with a special emphasis on jewelry in her delightful illustrated talk and draws parallels with our own time.
 
 
 
Saturday, February 15 at 3:00 pm
Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz
French Heritage Society
"The Vogue of French Wallpaper Decors in America: Trendsetters from Jefferson to Henry Du Pont"
 
Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz will introduce us to a mural art form that many know little about. Yet, it is an important page in the history of the decorative arts and interior design. Very much in fashion since the XVIII century, English, French and Chinese wallpapers enhanced the homes of aristocratic and prosperous families throughout Europe, Russia and America. Some of the early trend-setters included Thomas Jefferson, Sir Horace Walpole, and Marie Antoinette. The vogue of these decors continued in America in the XX century amongst those involved in the decorative arts: Henry du Pont, Henry Sleeper, Frances Elkins and David Adler, Nancy McLelland, and Jacqueline Kennedy.
 
 
Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 pm
Brian J. McCarthy
Designer, Author
"A Grand Tour of Design: Collecting Across the Globe with Brian J. McCarthy"
 
Decorating your home should be a joyful experience and what better way to enjoy the process than to travel the world collecting things you love? Celebrated designer and author of the new book Luminous Interiors, Brian McCarthy welcomes a client who shares his passion for travel and collecting and nowhere was this more evident than in the home he created for one adventurous couple in Atlanta. Together, they crossed the Atlantic back and forth 35 ties to create their fantasy home. Brian will take you along for the ride as he shows you a collection amassed from France, Italy, Belgium, and Holland. Learn from his advice on how to scout while traveling and his personal tips for collecting pieces that have real history, presence, and impact.
 
 
Sunday, February 16 at 3:00 pm
Edward Faber
Aaron Faber Gallery
"YOUR LUXURY LEGACY: Understanding the Real Values of Your Jewelry and Watches"
 
Edward S. Faber presents a visual review of the three basic categories of personal value in understanding the jewelry, watches and valuables you have collected, inherited and purchased throughout your life. Faber outlines the importance of establishing a market value in 2014 dollars so that intelligent decisions can be made about enjoying, gifting or selling these treasured assets, using visual references of estate gemstone jewelry and collectible watches. Jewelry is a real asset class similar to stocks, bonds and real estate. This presentation summarizes a simplified method to evaluate the gemstones, pearls, watches and jewelry – with provenance or without – so you can understand and enjoy your collections.
 
 
Monday, February 17 at 1:00 pm
Peter Trippi
Editor in Chief: Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
"Past AND Present: Why Smart Collectors Buy Both 19th Century and Contemporary Realist Paintings"
 
Too often collectors are led to believe they can admire only historical artworks, or only contemporary ones. In real life, though, mixing them delivers unexpected opportunities for both pleasure and investment value. Find out what these underpriced fields have in common, and what they can offer savvy collectors today.
 
 
Monday, February 17 at 3:00 pm
Liza Laserow
Laserow Antiques
"Swedish Antiques in Modern Settings"
 
 
Tuesday, February 18 at 1:00 pm
Gordon Lewis
The Fine Arts Conservancy
"War Stories from the Back Vaults of the Art World"

War Stories from the Back Vaults of the Art World is a heavily illustrated tour through some of the most exciting and dynamic developments in art conservation and restoration today, including the use of lasers in restoration of world famous art works to detecting fakes with thermoluminescence and advanced MRI technology and dating art works with an atomic accelerator.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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