2016 Programs

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The Lecture Series

Principal Sponsor: The St. Regis San Francisco
Supporting Sponsor: Luxe Interior + Design


Every culture and every era has put forth its own idea of what is considered remarkable, noteworthy, significant and pleasing to the eye, be it a piece of art, a building, furniture, a garden or the presentation of all these things. The Lecture Series has, for many years, presented the rich history and importance of cherishing what we continue to find beautiful in our world. The Fall Art & Antiques Show Lecture Series has presented some of the most prominent names in the world of art, antiques, history, design and architecture who share their knowledge and insight into their areas of expertise. We are pleased to continue that tradition this year.

Lectures take place Thursday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. All Lectures take place in the Lecture Theater.

Lecture topics, speakers and ticket sales coming soon!


Book Signings

Meet the author and get a personally signed copy of top selling books on art, antiques, design and architecture.

All book signings take place in the Authors' Alcove


Cocktail Hour Panel Series

Learn how to incoporate art and antiques in your home from those in the know while enjoying complimentary wine.

Fakes and Forgeries

Sponsored by Heritage Auctions

Forgery has been an extremely lucrative business, but with modern technologies and experts in the field, the identification of forged artwork is much simpler. Learn from specialists Holly Sherratt, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art, and Peter Shemonsky, Director of Fine Jewelry at Heritage, as well as Frances Zeman, one of the country’s top art and antiques appraiser.

Saturday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre

Complimentary for all show attendees


Loan Exhibition Breakfast & Talk
Animalia: Animal Imagery in Art & Antiques

Sponsored by Shreve & Co.


Join us for a continental breakfast and talk with curators Philip Bewley and Justin Evershed-Martin who will discuss the 2016 Show theme and Loan Exhibition, Animalia: Animal Imagery in Art & Antiques. The exhibition explores our fascination with the beauty and mystery of the animal kingdom, as well as its symbolism throughout the ages. The Latin word Animalis literally means “Having Soul,” and at the heart of all art, antiques and decorative objects is a boundless, collective soul—that of the artist, the collector, the observer and the history of the piece.

Saturday, October 29 at 9:30 a.m. in the Lecture Theatre

Complimentary for all show attendees. RSVP