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Sep 25, 2015


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Membership Meeting

The September Membership Meeting will feature a Cuban theme with authentic Carribean music and food held at the home of Lucy and Tom Lee. This event is a chance to reconnect with friends after the summer break and learn about the program line-up scheduled for the following year. This meeting will welcome back existing members and new members who have joined prior to the meeting but have not yet had an opportunity to meet the membership as a whole.

Location
4285 Walnut Grove Road

Contact
Nancy Willis, 901-483-4200

Oct 9, 2015


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35th. Anniversary Exhibiitian Preview Party

Cocktail buffet for Donors, Associates, and significant contributors whose dues and donations to the Anniversary Celebration Fund total $500 or more will launch our month-long anniversary celebration. Music from the jazz duo of Cherry Brooks and Cal Johnson wifi entertain. Drs. Bob Brown and Stanton Thomas will lead guided tours.

Location
Terrace, Brooks Museum

Contact
Nancy Willis, 901-483-4200

Oct 10, 2015


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John Jones: Collector and Benefactor

Joanna Norman, Curator and Researcher at the Victoria and Albert Museum, will recount the story of John Jones, a military tailor and non-aristocratic collector, who bequeathed the entire contents of his house at 95 Picadilly to the famed decorative arts museum in 1882. The acceptance of his gift, composed largely of French furniture and decorative arts, riled the world of Britsh tastemakers. His story brings to life the importance of individual gifts in building the collections of world-class museums.

Location
Auditorium, Brooks Museum of Art, 10:30 AM

Contact
Gail George, 901-753-4060

Oct 16, 2015


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Birthday Blues Bash

This month marks the official anniversary of Decorative Arts Trust's thirty-fifth year of support for Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Mark your calendar and join the celebration! The STAX Jazz Band will entertain with soul, Motown, jazz, and blues favorites to keep the party going from 7 to 10. There'll be food, drinks, and valet parking available. Tickets are $95 and may be purchased online at https://brooksmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/w1rvgt6e192th5y/.

Location
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Contact
Call Nancy Willis, 901-274-2979, with questions

Oct 17, 2015


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Architecture and Decorative Arts of Cuba

Guest speaker Hermes Mallea, Cuban-American architect and author, will discuss Cuban history through images from his books Great Houses of Havana and ESCAPE, many taken by members of his family. His presentation will be of particular interest to those who will travel to Havana with Decorative Arts Trust in January 2016.

Location
Auditorium, Brooks Museum of Art 10:30 AM

Contact
Gail George, 901-753-4060

Nov 7, 2015


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Maureen Footer: George Stanley and the Creation of American Chic

The late interior designer George Stanley was far ahead of his time with his introduction of elements that appear cutting edge today. Maureen Footer, author of GEORGE STANLEY AND THE CREATION OF AMERICAN CHIC, will discuss the influences that resonate through both traditional and contemporary design. The book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Location
Auditorium, Brooks Museum of Art, 10:30 AM

Contact
Gail George, 901-753-4060

January 2016


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Simplicity: Lecture by Interior Designer Nancy Braithwaite

RESCHEDULED FOR 2016 Celebrated designer Nancy Braithwaite, author of the new book SIMPLICITY, believes that a designer must not merely look—but actually “see” in an educated, principled, and disciplined way. In this talk, Nancy walks step-by-step through her design process, giving attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the fundamental design elements that inform all of her work: architecture, composition, proportion and scale, color, pattern, texture, and craftsmanship. Illustrating her message with photos of gorgeous homes decorated in an array of country, classic and contemporary styles, Nancy will discuss how she achieves her simplicity and will explain why simplicity, when done properly, is actually quite complex. Born and raised in Chicago, Braithwaite launched her career as an industrial designer after receiving her design degree from Michigan State University. Braithwaite’s work has graced the pages of numerous national shelter magazines, books, and newspapers, including Veranda, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Town & Country, and The New York Times.

Location
Auditorium, Brooks Museum of Art, 10:30 AM

Contact
Gail George, 901-753-4060

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