Baltimore Summer Antiques Show Lectures

(Baltimore, Md.) - Art, jewelry and antique aficionados will not only get to see some of the world’s most extraordinary collections from more than 575 international dealers, but they'll also have the opportunity to attend lectures presented by a stellar lineup of knowledgeable and respected speakers as part of the 2012 lecture series at the 32nd Annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, August 23-26, at the Baltimore Convention Center.
 
Free and open to the public, the lectures will be headlined by industry experts such as Robert Mintz, Chief Curator and the Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art at The Walters Art Museum. Also lecturing will be exhibiting dealers including, Patricia Funt Oxman of Patricia Funt Antiques, Gerald Barkham and Steve Epstein of Your Piece of History, Katherine Houston of Katherine Houston Porcelain, as well as Paul Haig of Haig’s of Rochester.
 
These exhibitors are accomplished academics and renowned experts in their respective fields. They are offering their knowledge to those who are interested in the fascinating aspects of the extraordinary collections they bring to the show. Scott Diament, CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group noted, “We are thrilled to welcome The Walters Art Museum back to the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. It has always been our goal to provide an environment that fosters an understanding and appreciation of art and antiques, and we believe that the lectures that will be presented by this year’s diverse group of speakers will be greatly enjoyed by both guests and exhibitors.”
 
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The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, featuring 575 international dealers including a 90-dealer antiquarian book fair, will take place August 23-26, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Hours are Thursday, August 23, from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 26, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and good for all four show days. For more information, please visit www.baltimoresummershow.com.
 
The 2012 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show lecture series schedule follows:
 
BALTIMORE SUMMER ANTIQUES SHOW 2012 LECTURE SERIES
 
Baltimore Convention Center - ROOM 327
 
Thursday, August 23
 
·       1:00 p.m.
Juvenile Series Books - Not Just For Kids Anymore
Lee Temares
Lee & Mikes Temares, LLC.
 
·       3:00 p.m.
The Clay Gardener
Katherine Houston
Katherine Houston Porcelain
 
Friday, August 24
 
·       1:00 p.m.
Collecting East Asian Lacquers
Robert Mintz, Ph.D.
Chief Curator and the Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art
The Walters Art Museum
 
·       3:00 p.m.
Treen - Early Wooden Objects with an Emphasis on the Whimsical
Patricia Funt Oxman
Patricia Funt Antiques
 
Saturday, August 25
 
·       1:00 p.m.
Posters & Broadsides: From Advertising to Art Forms
Gerald Barkham & Steve Epstein
Your Piece of History
 
·       3:00 p.m.
The Vertical Art of Antique Cane World
Gary Durow
Wooden Skate Antiques
 
Sunday, August 26
 
·       1:00 p.m.
Chinese Textiles
Paul Haig
Haig’s of Rochester
 
·       3:00 p.m.
Masterpieces of Minton
Nick & Martine Boston
Nick & Martine Boston Antiques
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