Calendar of Events

May 30, 2015


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Annual Meeting

Decorative Arts Trust's Annual Meeting will be held at the home of Katherine and John Hull Dobbs, Jr. on Gwynne Road. Bring your favorite picnic foods* to share with Decorative Arts Trust friends at one of Memphis’ most spectacular homes and gardens. The Dobbs’ home, built in 2013, is open, inviting, and features original design and décor. Architect Doug Enoch crafted a contemporary French home laced with old-world touches like herringbone floors and large doors and windows. Interior designer Rhea Crenshaw helped select unique pieces that both surprise and delight. New York artist Jonas Everett, Katherine’s childhood friend, created original plasterwork that surrounds the fireplace wall and creeps up to the ceiling in the drawing room. The one-plus acre rear garden where we’ll gather for our short meeting was lovingly designed over multiple years by Katherine’s mother, Martha Stobbs of Atlanta. Every corner of the garden features specimen trees, flowers, and shrubs in eye-catching arrangements highlighting the architectural elements of the pool and stacked stone walls. This event is open to both members and potential members for the first time. Because our 35th Anniversary Celebration events begin shortly after the fall Membership Meeting, we will invite new members to join at this time in order to receive notices and invitations to all fall events. Please rsvp by Wednesday, May 27 by emailing Van Thompson at evthompson22@outlook.com. You will receive a return confirmation when your email is received. If you do not have access to email, you may phone 901-272-0797. *Please email (ncw1895@aol.com) or call (274-2979) Nancy Willis telling her the name of the dish you will bring. The name of the dish and who prepared it will be displayed on a card beside each dish.

Location
Gwynne Road

Contact
Gail George, 901-753-4060

September 2015


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Membership Meeting

The September Membership Meeting 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
To be announced

Contact
Nancy Willis, 901-483-4200

October 2015


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Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration

This month marks the official celebration of Decorative Arts Trust's thirty-fifth anniversary of support for Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Begun with a dozen devoted collectors of decorative arts, DAT has grown to more than 300 hundred members and remains the fastest growing arts organization in Memphis. A variety of events will be held during the month including a special exhibit of the many items that have been donated to the Museum either by direct gifts from the Trust or by individuals associated with DAT membership. Details will be announced at a later date.

Location
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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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