2018 Programs

The Lecture Series

Principal Sponsor: The St. Regis San Francisco

Supporting Sponsor: Luxe Interiors + Design


Each year the Fall Art & Antiques Show presents some of the most prominent names in the worlds of art, antiques, design, architecture, and history who share their knowledge and insight into their areas of expertise.


In the Lecture Theatre at the north end of the Show



$10 and will be available on Eventbrite and at the Show Box Office (Show admission is an additional $20 in advance or $25 at the door).


Thursday, October 11

11:00 a.m. 

The Curious Collector

A panel discussion with Jay Jeffers and Suzanne Kasler, moderated by Stacey Bewkes

Designers Jay Jeffers and Suzanne Kasler will share stories of their favorite finds. Where they look for treasures, what they look for and how they incorporate those pieces into their clients' homes. 

Book signings to follow the panel discussion


2:30 p.m. 

Hollywood Modern: A Look Behind the Book, a lecture by Michael Stern.

Hollywood’s homes of the stars have long held our attention and curiosity. For decades, tourists have bought maps and boarded bus tours to see where the stars of their favorite films reside and where the stars of yesteryear once lived. Michael Stern takes us inside, discussing the intersection of celebrity culture and high-art modern architecture. He will share the narratives behind many of the celebrity homes, both the architectural side and the Hollywood history, and how these projects fit into the broad canon of Modernism in Southern California.

Book signing to follow the lecture


Friday, October 12

11:00 a.m.

Life Along the Hudson: 400 Years of The Architecture, Decoration and Landscape Design of the Livingston and Astor Families, a lecture by Pieter Estersohn.

Renowned photographer Pieter Estersohn presents sublime country homes overlooking the majestic Hudson River, offering some of the finest examples of stately American architecture built between 1730 and 1946—all originally owned by members of the Livingston family and their descendants.

Book signing to follow the lecture


2:30 p.m. 

Here Enter the House of a Magician, a lecture by Hutton Wilkinson.

Author, interior designer, and jeweler, Hutton Wilkinson, casts a spell in the manner of his mentor and business partner, the American Design Icon, Tony Duquette. Hutton invites you to "Dawnridge," Duquette's legendary house in Beverly Hills. Since Tony Duquette built the house in 1949 as a pavillon de l'amour for his bride, artist Elizabeth Johnstone, a visit to "Dawnridge" has always been a coveted invitation by Duquette's family of friends and the international cognoscenti.

Book signing to follow the lecture


Designers Saturday, October 13

10:30 a.m.

Coffee & Confections

The French Heritage Society invites you for complimentary coffee and macarons before the lecture by Maureen Footer.  Lecture Theatre


11:00 a.m. 

HAUTE COUTURE AND HIGH DESIGN: The Intimate Partnership of Fashion and the Decorative Arts a lecture by Maureen Footer.

Author and design historian Maureen Footer examines the connection of fashion and the decorative arts, via the collaboration of couturier Christian Dior with two post-war Parisian decorators, Victor Grandpierre and George Geffroy, both friends and associates of Dior. 

Book signing to precede and follow the lecture.  


2:30 p.m

The Test of Time: Design Doyennes Dish on Decorating and Expound on Entertaining, a panel discussion with Nina Campbell and Charlotte Moss; moderated by Suzanne Tucker

New Yorker Charlotte Moss and Londoner Nina Campbell have been at the top of their games for decades, decorating spectacular homes around the world while designing textiles, furnishings, accessories, tabletop, and writing books. Join them for an intimate talk discussing their visions for the perfect home, their approach to design, how they create their signature looks, and what they do to create an environment for both living and for entertaining. Learn how their respective passions and collecting have evolved and how time, taste, and temperament have changed over the years.

Book signings to follow the lecture


Book Signings

Principal Sponsor: The The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation and Jordan Schnitzer

Meet the authors and get personally signed copies of top-selling books on art, antiques, design, and architecture.  Books must first be purchased from Hayden & Fandetta Booksellers, booth #D14.

In the Authors’ Alcove


Thursday, October 11

12:00 p.m.

Jay Jeffers for his new book Be Bold

Suzanne Kasler for her new book Sophisticated Simplicity

1:00 p.m.

Susanna Salk for her new book The Power of Pattern: Interiors and Inspiration

1:30 p.m.

Grant Gibson for his new book The Curated Home: A Fresh Take on Tradition

3:30 p.m.

Michael Stern for his new book Hollywood Modern: Houses of the Stars


Friday, October 12

12:00 p.m.

Pieter Estersohn for his new book Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family

3:30 p.m. 

Hutton Wilkinson for his new book Tony Duquette's Dawnridge


Designers Saturday, October 13

10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 

Maureen Footer for her new book Dior and his Decorators

1:30 p.m.

Joa Studholme for her book How to Decorate

3:30 p.m.

Charlotte Moss for her new book Charlotte Moss Entertains

Nina Campbell for her new book Interior Decoration: Elegance and Ease


Cocktail Hours

Learn something new, hear something new and taste something new while sipping wine from Napa Ridge Winery. Complimentary for show attendees.


Friday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m.

Decorating with Art & Antiques

Mixing contemporary and antique pieces creates depth and delight in interiors; but how does one make it all work with the different styles, textures, and colors? Design experts Suzanne Tucker of Tucker & Marks and Cynthia Spence of Cynthia Spence Design, and color specialist Joa Studholme of Farrow & Ball discuss tips and tricks for bringing it all together. Moderated by Alisa Carroll.

Sponsored by California Home + Design and The Bath + Beyond.

Cultural Partner: ASID


Saturday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m.

The Sun, Stars, and the Moon: Celestial imagery in Art, Antiques, and Timepieces

Discover how clock and watchmakers have been tracking the stars for 600 over years; study celestial imagery in antique Chinese porcelain; relish the wonders of the night in American Nocturne paintings.  Please join us for a lively cocktail-hour discussion about the sun, stars, and the moon with Heritage Auctions experts Keith Davis, Clementine Chen, Alissa Ford, and Holly Sherratt.  

Sponsored by Heritage Auctions



Young Collectors Night

An evening to sample select white and rose wines and to take in the treasures offered at the Show. The event is organized by Enterprise for Youth's Young Professionals Group. Tickets for $10 are available on Eventbrite

Friday, October 12, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Cafe Girandole

Wine sponsored by Bronco Wine Company


A Champagne Brunch

Enterprise for Youth's founder Glady Thacher and the Board of Directors invite you to a special brunch at the center of the Show floor.  Enjoy a spread of pastries, quiche, eggs, bacon, smoked salmon, fruits, mimosas, and more while listening to a live musician. This feast is a festive way to learn more about Enterprise's important work from those who are passionate about its mission.  To reserve your spot, get your tickets on Eventbrite

Sunday, October 14, Noon to 2:00 p.m. Cafe Girandole


"LAUTREC! His Muses & Their Music"


Rare and rediscovered songs from the Belle Époque will combine with vibrant art and dance to transport you back to the Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec, for a vivacious finale to the 2018 Fall Art & Antiques Show. Emmy Award-winning conductor and producer George Daugherty and an award-winning creative team are bringing us a fully-produced preview of this new theatrical concert, with a cast of brilliant world-class singers from San Francisco Opera and other major international companies, accompanied by a virtuosic instrumental ensemble. The Lautrec art that inspires this new show will be on view nearby in Aedicule's booth, beautifully framed in period splendor by Peter Werkhoven.


This new music, art, and dance production has its world premiere January 31 through February 3, 2022 at the beautiful Taube Atrium Theatre in the new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera at The San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center . . . but you can experience its greatest highlights first here, in a special one-hour version. 

Sunday, October 14,  2:00 p.m., Lecture Theatre

Complimentary for show attendees