Primary Sources: New Research on Virginia Historic Houses and Material Culture

EVENTS > SPECIAL PROGRAMS

A Symposium presented by:
The Decorative Arts Trust and Wilton House Museum

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Wilton House Museum, Richmond, VA

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

THE SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

Morning Session

Moderator: Keith D. MacKay, Executive Director, Wilton

9:00am
  • Registration opens
9:30am
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Brenda Powers Parker
    Chair of the Wilton House Museum Board
9:45am
  • Reawakening Wilton
    William Strollo
    Director of Education, Wilton
10:15am
  • The Presidential Detective Story at James Madison’s Montpelier
    Grant Quertermous
    Assistant Curator of Collections, Montpelier
10:45am
  • Coffee Break
11:15am
  • A Shopping Spree, an Auction, and a Gift: Rediscovering the Furnishings of Mount Vernon’s Front Parlor
    Adam T. Erby
    Associate Curator, Mount Vernon
11:45am
  • Collecting Old Virginia in the 21st Century
    Michael S. Phillips
    Young Collector
12:00
  • Casual Lunch on the Lawn
1:00pm
  • Tours of Wilton and installation of Virginia-made furniture from the collection of Michael S. Phillips

Afternoon Session

Moderator: Matthew A. Thurlow, Executive Director, Decorative Arts Trust

2:00pm
  • Musings on Cracked Pots: Mended Ceramics in 18th-Century Virginia
    Angelika R. Kuettner
    Associate Registrar and Assistant Curator of Ceramics
    Colonial Williamsburg
2:30pm
  • In Search of Patronage: The Itinerant Painter in Virginia
    Laura Pass Barry
    Juli Grainger Curator of Paintings Drawings, and Sculpture
    Colonial Williamsburg
3:00pm
  • Interpreting Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello
    Susan R. Stein
    Richard Gilder Senior Curator and Vice President for Museum Programs
    Monticello
4:00pm
  • Reception on the Lawn

REGISTRATION INFO

Register:

Online registration closed.
Or by phone at: 610.627.4970

Program fees:

Fee includes: All lectures, morning coffee break, lunch, tour, and reception

Registration fee:  $125 per person*

Decorative Arts Trust member fee:  $75 per person

Student and young professional fee: $25 per person*

Cancelations:  
All cancelations received prior to August 20 are subject to a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. Participants cancelling between August 20 and September 20 will receive a 50% discount. Refunds will not be made after September 20.
* Includes complimentary membership in the Decorative Arts Trust

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE
  • Spring Symposium  New Orleans, April, 2018
  • Sweden & Denmark May/June 2018
  • Fall Symposium Upper Hudson River Valley, September 2018
  • Fall Study Trip Abroad Vienna, Prague & Budapest, October 2018

SIGN UP FOR E-NEWS

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news, tour and symposium announcements from the Decorative Arts Trust.

Thank you for subscribing!

SIGN UP FOR E-NEWS

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news, tour and symposium announcements from the Decorative Arts Trust.

You have Successfully Subscribed!