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David Hansen's Garden…

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East of the…

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The Fountain Lounge…

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Heart of the House

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
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Jazz in the Park

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22nd Annual Pasta &…

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Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

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Oct 20 - 20, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series Concerts in… more

Golden State Warriors…

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Magazine St. Art…

Oct 20, 2017
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Speakers announced for New Orleans Antiques Forum, Aug. 3-6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:
Anne Robichaux, The Historic New Orleans Collection
504.598.7137 | anner@hnoc.org
Sarah Chambless Federer, Gambel Communications
985.373.5271 | sarahc@gambelpr.com

 

2017 New Orleans Antiques Forum to look at creators of decorative arts
Registration is now open for program to be held Aug. 3-6 in the French Quarter

 

June 2017 | New Orleans, Louisiana - Registration is now open for The Historic New Orleans Collection's 10th annual New Orleans Antiques Forum, which takes place Thursday, Aug. 3-Sunday, Aug. 6, in the French Quarter. One of the premier decorative arts events in the country, the four-day program includes lively talks and discussions with local and national experts and optional activities.

This year's forum is titled "In Their Hands: Creative Masters of Southern Decorative Art." Jack Pruitt, THNOC director of development and community relations and the event organizer, said the theme "will examine the artistry and influence of those individuals whose hands crafted the decorative arts so cherished in the South."

THNOC established the New Orleans Antiques Forum in 2008 to boost cultural tourism in New Orleans and south Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. This year marks the 10th installment of the event, which offers a series of educational and entertaining talks by renowned experts. Sessions are accessible to experienced collectors as well as beginning antiques enthusiasts and are designed to encourage the appreciation of decorative arts created in and imported through the Gulf Coast. In its tenure, the New Orleans Antiques Forum has grown to become one of the premier events of its kind. The forum sessions take place Friday-Sunday at THNOC's Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St.

Full-forum participants are also invited to register for the optional preconference day trip on Thursday, Aug. 3. This year the bus tour will visit landmarks in Baton Rouge and St. James Parish, Louisiana, with Eugene D. Cizek and William M. Hyland as guides. Additional optional activities include tours of THNOC's Williams Residence and Louisiana History Galleries, as well as a Sunday jazz brunch at Arnaud's Restaurant. Separate registration is required for the optional activities.

This year's panel of speakers includes Lydia Blackmore, Judith H. Bonner, Sarah Duggan, John H. Lawrence, Priscilla Lawrence and Jack Pruitt of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Joining them are Jason T. Busch, director, Jason Jacques Gallery, New York; Garth Clark, independent scholar and critic; Dr. Jack D. Holden, preservationist and independent scholar; A. Nicholas Powers, the curator of collections, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia; William Keyse Rudolph, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Curator and the Marie and Hugh Halff Curator of American Art, San Antonio Museum of Art; Ramsay H. Slugg, managing director of the national wealth planning strategies group, US Trust; and Matthew A. Thurlow, executive director, Decorative Arts Trust.

Tom Savage, director of museum affairs at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware, is returning as the forum's moderator.

Registration for this event is required and opened Monday, June 5. Early registration is encouraged, as the forum has been known to sell out. Rates start at $100. For a detailed event schedule or to register, visit www.hnoc.org/antiques.htm or call 504.523.4662.

The 2017 New Orleans Antiques Forum is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from Neal Auction Company. Additional support provided by Arbor House Floral; Arnaud's Restaurant; Baptist Community Ministries; City Sightseeing New Orleans; Conerly Floral; Country Roads Magazine; French Antique Shop Inc.; History Antiques and Interiors; Hotel Monteleone; Keil's Antiques; Lightner Museum; Magnolia Mound Plantation; Milling Benson Woodward, LLP; Moss Antiques; New Orleans & Me; New Orleans Convention and Visitor Bureau; New Orleans Silversmiths; New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp.; Pel Hughes Printing; Premium Parking; Royal Antiques and World Trade Center, New Orleans.

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Editor's Notes:
• A limited number of seats have been reserved for media interested in covering the forum. For details, contact Anne Robichaux at anner@hnoc.org or 504.598.7137 for more information.
• Media representatives are invited to interview the speakers and event organizers. For more information, contact Anne Robichaux at anner@hnoc.org or 504.598.7137 for more information.
• Photos are available upon request. Please contact Anne Robichaux at anner@hnoc.org or 504.598.7137 for digital images.

About The Historic New Orleans Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, The Collection offers guided tours, free rotating exhibitions, a research facility and a museum shop. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call 504.523.4662.

About the New Orleans Antiques Forum
The Historic New Orleans Collection created the New Orleans Antiques Forum to further knowledge and appreciation of decorative arts and to promote cultural tourism following Hurricane Katrina. Since the inaugural event in 2008, each annual four-day program has drawn approximately 200 participants, the majority of which reside more than 50 miles outside of the city.

 

 

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