New Orleans Antiques Forum Returns For 10th Anniversary Aug 3 – 6

NEW ORLEANS – The 2017 New Orleans Antiques Forum, “In Their Hands: Creative Masters of Southern Decorative Arts,” will take place Thursday, Aug. 3 – Sunday, Aug. 6. This year’s event will examine the artistry and influence of the individuals who crafted the decorative arts collected in the South and feature 12 presentations on topics such as Newcomb pottery, furniture maker John Henry Belter, German silversmiths in New Orleans and portraitist Jacques Amans.

         This year’s panel of speakers include decorative arts experts affiliated with the San Antonio Museum of Art, Sotheby’s New York, Ceramics in America, THNOC and more. Tom Savage of the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library will return as the forum’s moderator.

         All forum sessions will take place at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s (THNOC) Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., in the French Quarter, and most other activities take place at locations in the French Quarter.

         The program also features two optional events. The preconference bus tour to Baton Rouge on Thursday, Aug. 3, from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., will include visits to Perique, Bagatelle Plantation and Magnolia Mound Plantation. Following the forum’s final session, participants are invited to a Sunday jazz brunch at Arnaud’s Restaurant.


         The forum’s schedule includes:


Thursday, Aug. 3

Optional preconference bus trip to Baton Rouge and St. James Parish.

8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The preconference tour is limited to full-forum registrants.

Separate registration is required.


Friday, Aug. 4:                

Sessions, 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Reception, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 5:              

Sessions, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

French Quarter Open House, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

An afternoon of shopping at French Antique Shop Inc., Keil’s Antiques, Moss Antiques and Royal Antiques.


Sunday, Aug. 6:              

Sessions, 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Optional jazz brunch at Arnaud’s Restaurant, 12:30 p.m.

Separate registration is required for the jazz brunch.


         Registration opens Monday, June 5, and packages start at $100.

         The optional programs require separate registration and are only open to forum participants. The New Orleans Antiques Forum is known to sell out, and those interested in attending are encouraged to act quickly.

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