Friday, April 8, 2011

Shameless plug.

We've mentioned this before here and in our column, but it's worth mentioning again, especially for those of you folks interested in regional material culture. The first annual (we hope) Midwest Antiques Forum will be happening in a little over a month.

When: Friday-Sunday, May 13-15
Where: Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Lancaster, Ohio (40 minutes east of Columbus)
How much: $245 registration includes lectures and some meals
More info:

Speakers include:

Andrew Richmond, Vice President, Garth’s Auctions
Big, Heavy, and Brightly Painted: The Germanic Furniture of the American Midwest

Trish Cunningham, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
Ohio Woven Coverlets: Textiles in the Folk Tradition

Emily Pfotenhauer, Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Heritage Online
Of Every Variety: Wisconsin Decorative Arts 1820-1900

Dean Zimmerman, Chief Curator, Western Reserve Historical Society
Treasures of the Western Reserve Historical Society: 140 Years of Collecting

Francis J. “Bill” Puig, Independent scholar
Creole Furniture from the Upper Valley of Louisiana

Ellen Denker, Independent scholar
Sermons in Stone: Kirkpatrick Brothers' Anna Pottery

Brock Jobe, Professor of American Decorative Arts, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
Summing Up: What have we learned about the decorative arts over the past forty years?

Panel discussion: Midwestern Antiques and the Marketplace. Panelists include Jeff Jeffers (Garth's), Wes Cowan (Cowan's), Chuck Muller (dealer/scholar), Dean Zimmerman (WRHS), and Susan Widder (collector).

Optional tours of Equal in Goodness: Ohio Decorative Arts 1788-1860, The Georgian Museum, and Historic Square 13.

For more information and to register, visit

Sponsored by: Prices 4 Antiques, Garth’s Auctions, Cowan’s Auctions, Maine Antique Digest, Antique Week, the Ohio Historical Decorative Arts Association, and the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio.

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