Classical American Homes and the Decorative Arts Trust are excited to announce the fourth Emerging Scholars Colloquium! January 26, 2020 George F. Baker Houses, NYC Featuring captivating presentations by a diverse group of speakers and followed by a delicious Bloody Mary and ham biscuit brunch, this is a great way to spend a winter Sunday morning in New York City. Edgefield Stoneware in The Met’s American Wing -Katherine C. Hughes, Peggy N. Gerry Research Scholar, The American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Textiles and Design Exchanges between India and the United States in the Mid-Twentieth Century -Vishal Khandelwal, Department …more
As Dick planned for the future, he pointed out to the Board that they should consider selling Cane Garden given its remote location. And so, as we organize around key properties, the Board has recently decided to put Cane Garden on the market. It is listed with Amy Land-de Wilde of Coldwell Banker in St. Croix, USVI. This estate, situated high on a hill in St. Croix will no doubt graciously welcome a new owner. Coldwell Banker – Cane Garden Listing
Thank you to all of our friends and donors who joined us for the second Richard Hampton Jenrette Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Peter Kenny presented on Dick’s passion for collecting, focusing on his beloved Edgewater and the 50th anniversary of its purchase. Peter’s lecture was followed by a reception at the George F. Baker House, where guests were able to peruse the home while enjoying cocktails and canapes with friends, old and new! This event was made possible in part by support from Wells Fargo.
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 Save the Date! Richard Hampton Jenrette Memorial Lecture The Consummation of Earthly Bliss: Dick Jenrette’s Edgewater Lecture by Peter Kenny The George F. Baker Houses Lecture – 6:00 – 6:45 PM 69 East 93rd Street, NYC Reception – 6:45 – 8:30 PM 67 East 93rd Street, NYC Please join us for the second Richard Hampton Jenrette Memorial Lecture. Peter Kenny will be speaking about Dick’s passion for collecting, focusing on his beloved Edgewater and the 50th anniversary of its purchase. This event is a way to thank our donors for their continued support. Young Preservationist tickets …more
Dick established Classical American Homes Preservation Trust in the hope that we could broaden appreciation for classical American architecture. He believed that classical American architecture found its most tangible expression in homes, where people’s daily life unfurled. In leaving us carefully restored homes and a thoughtful collection of decorative arts, Dick has given Classical American Homes Preservation Trust the means to promote, for generations to come, an understanding and knowledge of classical American architecture. And, as Classical American Homes Preservation Trust moves forward, we are dedicated to maintaining Dick’s unique founder’s culture while building a lasting, forward-thinking creative institution. Read …more
Oom pah pah! On Tuesday, October 29, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League gathered at the Roper House to kick of their 2019-2020 Revels Season with an Oktoberfest Celebration. Featuring lively music provided by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Polka Band, as well as german food and drink — wursts, pretzels, and a variety of brews — it was a lovely evening on the High Battery. Watch a clip of the band playing the Chicken Dance! Click below to enlarge photos.
On Tuesday, October 21, 2019, a group of 40 museum professionals from across the southeast gathered for a lovely reception at the William Robert Roper House in Charleston as part of the 2019 Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) Annual meeting. The event was a celebration of SEMC’s leadership, partners and generous contributors to the endowment. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the garden, the gorgeous interior spaces and a stunning sunset. A trio of talented young musicians from the prestigious Charleston County School of the Arts provided beautiful music to further enhance the evening. This memorable experience was made possible …more