PISCATAQUA DECORATIVE ARTS SOCIETY

VOLUME I
2002-2003 LECTURE SERIES

  1. Purchases or Products: Ceramics in Portsmouth
    April 16, 2002

    Carl Crossman, a noted expert on the China Trade, planned the 2000 exhibit “Treasures to Trash, Trash to Treasures: Early Ceramics of the Piscataqua Region” at Strawbery Banke Museum. (Lecture not available)
  2. Popular Portraiture of the Piscataqua, 1780-1850   
    May 18, 2002

    Tom Hardiman is the Keeper of the Portsmouth Athenaeum. His interests are wide-ranging and he has contributed extensive research in many areas. Portraiture is one of his specialties.
  3. Wallpapers of the Portsmouth Area               
    July 19, 2002

    Richard Nylander, author of “Wallpaper in New England” (1986), is Curator of Collections at the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. (Lecture not available)
  4. Going to Blazes
    August 17, 2002
    Joyce Geary Volk, an art historian who has spent most of her career in New York City, has done extensive teaching, lecturing and writing on the decorative arts. She is currently the curator of the Macpheadris-Warner House in Portsmouth.
  5. Maine Furniture Production from 1630 to 1780:
    Recent Research and Discovveries
    Oct. 1, 2002
    Thomas B. Johnson, Curator of Old York Historical Society, has researched many different topics relating to Maine. His work on Maine furniture is especially notable, and he is co-author of a forthcoming book on the subject.
  6. Tales of Portsmouth Furniture    
    April 15, 2003

    Albert Sack has lectured on American antiques in virtually every American museum and many other locations. A partner and the President of Israel Sack, Inc., leading dealers in American antiques since 1905, he is the author of “Fine Points of Furniture: Early American,” known as ‘Good, Better, Best,’ among other works.
  7. The Portsmouth Athenaeum Reading Room:
    The Biography of a Space
    May 27, 2003
    Michael A. Baenen has studied art history at Columbia and Harvard Universities and is currently a Special Assistant in the Office of the President at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  8. The Piscataqua on the Fenway: Porstmouth-Area Furniture in the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.   
    July 15, 2003

    Gerald Ward, the Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Art of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has written or contributed to many books on American decorative arts. He is recognized as one of the leading scholars in this field.
  9. Smalt Talk           
    August 19, 2003

    Joyce Geary Volk, an art historian who has spent most of her career in New York City, has done extensive teaching, lecturing and writing on the decorative arts. She is currently the curator of the Macpheadris-Warner House in Portsmouth.
  10. Findings from Two Maine Sites and One Portsmouth Backyard
    Oct. 17, 2003

    Nathan D. Hamilton, a professor of Archeology at the University of Southern Maine, is an expert on North and South American native cultures and post-settlement New England. (Lecture not available)