Emerging Scholars Colloquium 2018

Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, in conjunction with the Decorative Arts Trust, was pleased to offer our second annual Colloquium for students and young professionals in the decorative arts field.

This speaker series presented new research by young scholars, and is sponsored in part by the Wunsch Americana Foundation and is a benefit for the Decorative Arts Trust’s Emerging Scholars Program.

Sunday, January 21, 2018
9 AM – 12 PM

at the George F. Baker Houses
69 East 93rd Street, New York City


8:30am   Registration and Coffee

9:00am   Opening remarks, Margize L. Howell, Co-President, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

9:15am   Matthew A. Thurlow, Executive Director, Decorative Arts Trust


  • 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.

11:15am  Closing Remarks, Peter M. Kenny, Co-President, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

11:30am  Bloody Mary & Ham Biscuit Benefit to support the Trust’s Emerging Scholars Program, George F. Baker House, 67 East 93rd Street. This is an opportunity to meet the speakers and visit Dick Jenrette’s private residence while helping the next generation of decorative arts historians and curators.

Friend: $75, includes colloquium registration and brunch ($25 is tax deductible)
Advocate: $250, includes the above as well as acknowledgement in the program and a copy of Adventures with Old Houses signed by Dick Jenrette ($200 is tax deductible)
Champion: $500, includes the above as well as a private tour of Edgewater with Peter Kenny and a signed copy of Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker of New York ($450 is tax deductible)

Please register by January 5. Registration is limited.

Share Button