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.

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Lecture #1 - to be announced

Thursday, October 27 at 11am


James Reginato

Minding Their Manners

Thursday, October 27 at 2:30pm


David Netto

In Pursuit of Francois Catroux: The Greatest Design Story Almost Never Told

Friday, October 28 at 11:00am


Chara Schreyer and Gary Hutton

The Modern Eye: Cultivating a 21st Century Private Collection

Friday, October 28 at 2:30pm


Lecture #5 - to be announced

Saturday, October 29 at 11:00am


Alexa Hampton

Decorating in Detail: Decorating with Art, Antiques and People

Saturday, October 29 at 2:30pm


Janice Lyle

Sunnylands and its Surprise Menagerie

Sunday, October 30 at 2:30pm



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.

It’s a Jungle Out There: Identifying Fakes and Forgeries

Sponsored by Heritage Auctions

Have you ever made an impulse buy, only to wonder if you made the right choice? Don’t let the serial forgers fool you.  The art world is full of fakes and it takes a discerning eye to distinguish original works from reproductions. Before investing in art, antiques, or jewelry, learn about connoisseurship and authentication from experts Holly Sherratt, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art and Peter Shemonsky, Director of Fine Jewelry at Heritage Auctions, as well as, Frances Zeman, one of the country’s top fine arts, antiques, and decorative arts appraisers.

The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show is fully vetted by the Antiques Dealers Association of California (ADAC) to ensure the highest quality merchandise.

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