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Oct 11, 2018

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Special Event for Sponsors, Donors, Associates, and Benefactors

Before the beautiful raised Louisiana cottage home of Lois and Chris Canale was built at 199 West Cherry Circle, there was a farmhouse on the site. The spirit of that house resides in the pecky cypress wood salvaged for the ceiling of the kitchen and family room. Designed by architect Oscar Menzer in 2009 and decorated by Linda Kay McCloy, this impressive home will provide a welcoming location for a cocktail reception as the summer breaks its hold on Memphis. 

The Canales will welcome those members who give generously to Decorative Arts Trust at the Sponsor, Donor, Associate, and Benefactor levels as a special thank you for their support.

Location: 199 West Cherry

Contact: Nancy Willis, 901-481-4200

Oct 20, 2018


Winston Churchill: Young Titan

Decorative Arts Trust will detour from our usual program line-up to present Royal Oak Foundation speaker Michael Shelden, author of Young Titan, a biography of the formative years of Winston Churchill. 

In modern history, Winston Churchill conjures the memory of the cigar-smoking lion of World War II. Few recall that at the age of 40, he was considered washed up, his best days behind him. Michael Shelden has produced the first biography focused on Churchill's formative years and career from 1901 to 1915. This was a time of high drama, intrigue, personal courage, and grave miscalculations, full of events that forged the character that would later triumph during the most perilous years in English history.

Michael Shelden is the author of four previous biographies. His Orwell: The Authorized Biography was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. For twelve years he was a features writer for The Daily Telegraph (London) and a fiction critic for The Baltimore Sun. He is currently a professor at Indiana State University.

The presentation is open to the public and free with Museum admission.

Location: Auditorium, Brooks Museum, 10:30 AM

Contact: Gail George

Nov 8, 2018

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Addison Mizner: The Architect Who Transformed Palm Beach

Addison Mizner transformed Palm Beach and South Florida with his visionary architecture. He designed, among many others, the landmark Everglades Club in Palm Beach and the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton.  Stephen Perkins and James Caughman will examine Mizner's life and origins and explore how the events of his life influenced his marvelous architectural legacy.

The presentation is open to the public and free with Museum admission.


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

Contact: Gail George, 901-753-4060

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