Emerging Scholars Colloquium in New York

Emerging Scholars Colloquium 2020

George F. Baker Carriage House
69 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
January 26

The Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, in conjunction with the Decorative Arts Trust, is pleased to offer our 4th-annual Colloquium for young scholars in the decorative arts field. This event is sponsored in part by the Wunsch Americana Foundation and Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Ayres, III and is a benefit for the Decorative Arts Trust’s Emerging Scholars Program.


8:30 a.m.

  • Registration and Coffee
    George F. Baker Carriage House, 69 East 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128

9:00 a.m.

  • Opening remarks
    Margize L. Howell, Co-President, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

9:15 a.m.

  • Presentations
    Matthew A. Thurlow, Executive Director, Decorative Arts Trust

    • 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 of the History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • The Eameses and The Case Study House Program: Introducing Scandinavian Design to Mid-Century America
      Rachel Pool, History of Design and Curatorial Studies, Parsons School of Design and Cooper Hewitt,
      Smithsonian Design Museum
    • A Tale of Two Families: An Engraved Tea Service in Antebellum Augusta, Georgia
      Kayli Rideout, American Studies, Boston University
    • Transpacific Scopic Frames: the Folded Spaces of Two 18th-Century Pueblan Cabinets
      Celia Rodríguez Tejuca, Art History, Johns Hopkins University 

11:15 a.m.

  • Closing Remarks, Peter M. Kenny, Co-President, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

11:30 a.m. 

  • 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 this remarkable location while helping the next generation of decorative arts historians.


  • Student: $10, Admission to the Colloquium *This level is limited to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • General: $25, Admission to the Colloquium
  • Pine: $100, includes colloquium registration and brunch ($35 is tax deductible)
  • Cherry: $250, includes the above as well as acknowledgement in the program and a copy of Adventures with Old Houses ($200 is tax deductible)
  • Mahogany: $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)
  • Rosewood: $2,500, includes the above and offers the special opportunity to invite three guests to the ESC, brunch, and to a private dinner on Saturday evening with the Emerging Scholars and Trust Director Matt Thurlow, in addition to an all-access tour with drinks at Edgewater led by Peter Kenny. This registrant will also receive the exclusive benefit of pre-registration for all Trust domestic programs in 2020. ($2250 is tax deductible) 

All cancellations received prior to Friday, January 3 are subject to a full refund less a $50 administrative fee per person. Refunds will not be made for participants cancelling after January 3.

Please also consider joining us for New York Antiques Weekend on January 24-25, 2020. 


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