2024 Colloquium Lecture Recordings Available

Feb 29, 2024

Select lecture recordings from the Decorative Arts Trust’s 8th Annual Emerging Scholars Colloquium in New York City are now online for all to enjoy. 

The Colloquium, sponsored by Classical American Homes Preservation Trust (CAHPT) and Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Ayres III, was held in the Park Avenue Armory’s Board of Officers Room on January 21, 2024. The grand mahogany-paneled space designed by the Herter Brothers provided a perfect backdrop for young scholars to share their new research. A sold-out crowd noshed on bagels and coffee before an inspiring welcome from CAHPT President Benjamin Prosky. The Trust’s Educational Programs Manager, Catherine Carlisle, emceed the event, introducing speakers Lauren Drapala, PhD Candidate, Bard Graduate Center, and William L. Thompson Collections Fellow, CAHPT; Neil Grasty, Undergraduate Student, Morehouse College, and Curatorial Intern, High Museum of Art; Laura Ochoa Rincon, Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Fellow, New Orleans Museum of Art; Krishna Shekhawat, PhD Student, University of California, Berkeley; and Lea Stephenson, PhD Candidate, University of Delaware. Matthew A. Thurlow, who just celebrated his ten-year anniversary at the helm of the Trust, presented closing remarks, thanking the speakers, sponsors, and supporters who make programming like this possible. 

Watch select lectures below: 

Follow the Hearth: Retracing the Spatial History of Edgewater’s Dining Room Mantelpiece 
Lauren Drapala 


An Artifact of Afro-America: A Blanket Chest by Brooks Thompson 
Neil Grasty 


Loud and Clear: Glass and Obscured Narratives at the New Orleans Museum of Art
Laura Ochoa Rincon


“Dressing Up” Egypt: Performing Race and Late 19th-Century Egyptomania 
Lea Stephenson 


To watch all lecture recordings, see the YouTube playlist. For more lecture videos, visit the Decorative Arts Trust’s YouTube channel or our Lectures and Tours videos webpage

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