Calendar of Events

Nov 15, 2014


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Hunt Slonem: Where Art Meets Design

Internationally renowned painter, sculptor and printmaker, Hunt Slonem will offer an exciting view into his fantastically decorated and meticulously restored homes in Louisiana, named Albania and Lakeside through images from his newly released book, Where Art Meets Design. Pairing vintage furniture with contemporary art, Slonem has created spectacular spaces. His presentation will include vivid and expansive images to reveal how the artist combines antiques and artworks to create a unique world. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing with all proceeds going to support Decorative Arts Trust.

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

Contact
Gail George, 901-753-4060

Dec 4, 2014


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Holiday Event for Patrons and Other Upper-Level Members

Charlotte and Todd Robbins will open their Chickasaw Gardens home for this special night to usher in the holiday season and close out the 2014 program year for Decorative Arts Trust. The event honors Patron and other Upper-Level members who do so much to support the work of the organization. Join in the spirit of the season with other DAT friends.

Location
203 Lombardy Street, Memphis, TN

Contact
Nancy Willis, 901-483-4200

Jan 17, 2015


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Ronda Rice Carman: Personal Reflections On Stylish Living

Ronda Rice Carman, noted author and award-winning blogger of "All The Best" will speak on traditional influences that inspire today's trends. Using examples from her book, Designers At Home, she will explain how her own line of fabrics, woven in Scotland using traditional mills, is appealing to a new generation. Originally from Houston, Texas, Carman attended the University of Houston where she met and married her husband Christopher, a university professor. In 2005 Carman and her family moved to Glasgow, Scotland, and in 2007 she founded All the Best Blog.

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

Contact
Gail George, 901-753-4060

Feb 3, 2015


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Decorative Arts Trust Presents Master Classes

Beginning with the first class on February 3 and running each week through March 10, Decorative Arts Trust will sponsor six Master Classes. These will be held in private homes of collectors and will be limited to no more than 15 participants who are members of the Trust. February 3: English Furniture from the 1600s. Bob Brown and Richard Tanner February 10: American Silver. Lucy and Tom Lee February 17: French Furniture. Mary Helen and Ron McCloy February 24: American Furniture. Tina McWhorter and Stanton Thomas March 3: Oriental Porcelain. Lucy and Tom Lee March 10: English Porcelain and Cut Glass. Tom Fortner

Location
to be announced

Contact
Gail George, 901-753-4060

Feb 20, 2015


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Special Event for Sponsors, Donors, and Associates

Lynda Shea will welcome Sponsors, Donors and Associate-Level members to her design studio, French Country Imports, to welcome Barry Dixon to Memphis and Decorative Arts Trust. Dixon, who will speak to DAT the following day, is a multi-talented interior designer with Memphis roots. Shea will demonstrate one of those talents with a display of his exclusive-to-the-trade designer fabrics.

Location
6225 Poplar Pike, Memphis

Contact
Gail George, 901-753-4060

May 2, 2015


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Simplicity: Lecture by Interior Designer Nancy Braithwaite

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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