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Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

My Kids Hate Antiques

Afternoon Course

Monday, June 10, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0480
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Chippendale chest of drawers (Courtesy of Thistlethwaite Americana)

Join curator Elizabeth Lay Little, a regular lecturer on the topics of fashion, textiles, and American furniture, and her guests for an image-rich lunchtime series focusing on decorative arts and design topics.

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My Kids Hate Antiques: Developing the Next Generation of Collectors and Connoisseurs

"My kids hate my antiques and do not want anything I have." Antique dealer Taylor Thistlethwaite confides that this is one of the most common statements he hears from people who come into his shop in Middleburg, Virginia.

A younger generation of collectors and novices are making their decorating decisions much differently than their parents: Today family portraits, silver, and antiques are no longer treasured the way they once were. Thistlethwaite discusses the current state of the decorative arts world and how to make it more relatable to the next generation. He covers individual objects, decorating ideas, how to talk to your family about the future of your possessions—and why he’s hopeful about the future of young collectors.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

Additional Sessions of this Lunchtime with a Curator Late Spring Series

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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.