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Midwest Antiques Forum Weekend ::  May 13 – 15, 2011

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 (740) 681-1423. $245.00

Through the Midwest Antiques Forum, we hope to encourage and support scholarship of the understudied area of Midwestern decorative arts and material culture. We believe this region with its unique settlement patterns and diverse population offers many opportunities to study the cultural development of America’s heartland and how this blend of stylistic influences played a role in forging the modern American identity.

Schedule Click on each highlighted topic title for more information. Friday, May 13th: 1:00 Historical Lancaster Tours (optional) for more info click here 5:00 Reception Saturday, May 14th: 8:30 Continental breakfast 9:00 Opening remarks 9:15 Andrew Richmond Big, Heavy, and Brightly Painted: The Germanic Furniture of the American Midwest 10:15 Break 10:30 Trish Cunningham 11:30 Emily Pfotenhauer Of Every Variety: Wisconsin Decorative Arts 1820-1900 Sponsored by AntiqueWeek 12:30 Lunch Break 2:00 Dean Zimmerman Treasures of the Western Reserve Historical Society: 140 Years of Collecting Sponsored by Garth’s Auctions 3:00 Francis J. “Bill” Puig Creole Furniture from the Upper Valley of Louisiana 4:00 Break 4:15 Ellen Denker Sermons in Stone: Kirkpatrick Brothers’ Anna Pottery Sponsored by Cowan’s Auctions 5:15 Adjourn 6:30 Dinner Brock Jobe Summing Up: What have we learned about the decorative arts over the past forty years? Sponsored by Maine Antique Digest Sunday, May 15th: 9:00 Continental breakfast 10:00 Midwestern Decorative Arts in the Marketplace: A Panel Discussion Wes Cowan, Jeff Jeffers, Chuck Muller, Susan Widder, Dean Zimmerman 11:30 Closing Remarks