Lectures are typically presented in October, November,
February, March and April.
The lecture series is held at:
Edwards Big Newport Theatre
300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Non-members / guests are welcome to attend for a $60 fee
payable at the door.
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Nineteenth Annual Series: 2013-2014 Presenters
October 15, 2013
Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Hidden Doors and Secred Drawers: Masterpieces of Furniture of the Roentgens
studied at the Universities of Giessen and Munich, and received his Ph.D. in 1989. Since 1995 he has been based in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he is currently the Marina Kellen French Curator of European Decorative Arts. He is the author and co-author of numerous publications and catalogues on European furniture, goldsmiths' work, the history of ornament and sculpture, and has curated a number of award-winning exhibitions, most recently Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012.
To learn more about this topic, you may consider viewing the several videos available on YouTube - click on links below:
November 12, 2013
The Great Lady Decorators: The Women Who Influenced Interior Design 1870-1955
Adam Lewis is an interior decorator and writer and lives in New York City and Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York. He is also an Episcopal priest. Before opening his decorating offices twenty years ago, he served as rector of parishes in Connecticut, Florida and Delaware.
In addition to numerous articles he has written for shelter publications, Lewis is the author of Van Day Truex: The Man Who Defined Twentieth Century Taste and Style, Albert Hadley: America's Preeminent Decorator) The Great Lady Decorators: The Women Who Influenced Interior Design 1870-1955; and Billy Baldwin: The Great American Decorator. His fifth book, The Ladies Who Lunch, Their Recipes and Their Friends, will be released by Rizzoli in Fall of 2014.
February 11, 2014
Brian D. Coleman, M.D. is a practicing psychiatrist in Seattle, Washington. Also an old house enthusiast, he has grown his love for restoration and design into an active second career. He is the Editor-at-large for Old House Interiors and Arts and Crafts Homes magazines and has written numerous articles on home design for magazines ranging from "Old House Journal" to "Period Living" in the U.K. Brian is the author of sixteen books including "Fortuny Interiors", "Farrow & Ball: The Art of Color", "Scalamandre", "Window Dressings" and "The Intimate Garden" among others. Brian divides his time between Seattle and New York.
March 11, 2014
Mantra for the Modern Home: Mix It Up!
Believing that "the greatest quality a home might possess is that of innate, soulful hospitality," Barry Dixon has become one of the nation's most sought-after designers. For eight consecutive years, House Beautiful has identified him as one of America's top designers; his work is featured frequently in numerous publications, including Veranda, Traditional Home, Coastal Living, House and Garden, Southern Accents, Metropolitan Home, and House Beautiful. He is also a frequent design contributor on network television including Good Morning America, HGTV, Style Network and Fox Television. "Barry Dixon Interiors", Barry's first book, was published in September, 2008 and has gone into its third printing. His newest book, "Barry Dixon Inspirations", is now in bookstores.
A 1982 graduate of The University of Mississippi, Barry spent much of his childhood abroad. Barry's father, who was a metallurgist for an international company based in Germany, moved his family to exotic cities all over the world, elements of which are reflected in Barry's work. Living in India, Pakistan, Korea, New Caledonia and South Africa, where he graduated from high school, gave Barry a global perspective and laid the foundation for his future.
Barry's own furniture line with Tomlinson/Erwin-Lambeth was launched in 2005 and has been praised by editors not only from coast to coast, but abroad as well. His rug collection with Megerian was launched in January, 2009 while his fabric collection with Vervain debuted at Maison Objets in Paris in January 2010. His collaboration with Fortuny, the Italian fabric house, continued last year with new showrooms in Venice and New York City, as well as new products for the venerable line. Barry was selected by Veranda magazine as their "2010 Master of Design".
2012 brings "The Barry Dixon Collection by Arteriors Home" debuting at High Point in October. In addition, C2 paint will release "Barry Dixon, The Naturals" early spring, 2013. Both collaborations are deeply inspired by Elway Hall, Barry's home in Warrenton, VA.
April 8, 2014
Garden Designer, Author, Lecturer
Houses and Gardens: Their Intimate Relationship
Page Dickey is the author of Gardens in the Spirit of Place, as well as the award-winning Breaking Ground: Portraits of Ten Garden Designers and, most recently, Embroidered Ground. Other books include Inside-Out, Relating Garden to House, Dogs in their Gardens, and Duck Hill Journal: A Year in a Country Garden. She has written for numerous magazines, including House Beautiful, House and Garden, Horticulture, and Garden Design. She lectures across the country, and is one of the founders of the Garden Conservancy's Open Days program. Page lives and gardens with her husband in the company of assorted dogs, cats, and chickens at Duck Hill in North Salem, New York.