Antiques and Decorative Arts Symposium

The Symposium will take place at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater from 10:00AM to 4:00PM on Saturday, May 14.

The program will include four authoritative presentations by visiting experts:

Jason T. Busch, Director and CEO of the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) in New York will be the keynote speaker. Mr. Busch’s presentation, in observance of the 60th Anniversary of AFAM, will focus on the cultural importance of American Folk Art, highlighting pieces within the Museum’s collection. Prior to directing AFAM, Mr. Busch served as Associate Curator at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Associate Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Chief Curator at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Deputy Director at the Saint Louis Art Museum and Division Director at Sotheby’s in New York.

Hallye Bone, Quilt and Quilted Textile Historian, Appraiser, Conservator and Author, will present a program on 19th and early 20th Century Quilts. Mrs. Bone is certified by the American Quilter’s Society. Her conservation and repair studies were under the direction of the late Mr. Robert Bishop, Director of the Museum of American Folk Art in New York, now AFAM, in addition to classes at the Saint Louis art Museum.

Lark Mason III will present a program on 18th and 19th Century Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Folk Art. A highly respected specialist in Asian furniture, art, porcelain and decorative arts, Mason comes from a family of devoted historic preservationists. He is the Director of Marketing and Operations for his family auction house, Lark Mason Associates in New Braunfels, Texas, and he and his father, Mr. Lark E. Mason, are seen regularly on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

Chet F. Breitwieser will conclude the Symposium with his much-requested program, “Caring for Your Antiques and Heirlooms.” Breitwieser has been in the antique business for more than forty years, is a Member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America, and Past President of the Mid Missouri Antiques Dealers Association. As a specialist, he was formerly in the Furniture and Decorative Arts Department at Link Auction Galleries in St. Louis; and has the distinct pleasure of working with the Triage Team of Appraisers on Antiques Roadshow.

Tickets are $100 for regular admission, which includes the full program and luncheon. A VIP ticket is available for $150, which includes reserved seating at the theater, luncheon, and a private cocktail party and reception to meet the speakers at the historic Sappington Estate, Prairie Park, hosted by the owners and benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. Whitney E. Kerr Sr.

For more information or reservations, please call the Friends of Arrow Rock Office / 1829 Museum Shop at 660-837-3231.

Registration: Click Here


May 14 2022


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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