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Collective Perspectives: Creating Antiques (Virtual)

July 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Join the Newport Restoration Foundation and its Whitehorne House Museum for a series of online discussions that explore why Americans routinely seek inspiration from the material culture and personalities of British, colonial America.  In other words, “Why do we return to the Colonial Revival?”

Beginning at 7:00 pm, every Wednesday night in July, we will host a variety of scholars, artisans, and museum professionals to discuss the profound impact 18th century aesthetics and history had and continue to have on American culture.

July 7th Creating Antiques: Briann Greenfield, Ph.D., author of Out of the Attic: Antiques in 20th Century New England, and Erica Lome, Ph.D., historian and the Peggy N. Gerry Curatorial Associate at the Concord Museum will discuss the ways in which a group of early 20th century immigrants helped create the American antique business, spurring interest in 18th-century American furniture and other material culture.

Please RSVP to Dr. Erik Greenberg at to receive free access to the online discussions. Attendance to every session is not required.

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