Designer Thomas Jayne will serve as keynote speaker and honorary co-chair at this year's Winterthur’s 52nd Annual Delaware Antiques Show, November 6 to 8. Held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware, the fair will host 60-plus antiques dealers showcasing American antiques and decorative arts. The show will kick off with an early shopping evening and cocktails at the November 5 Opening Night Party.
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve as honorary co-chair and deliver the keynote lecture at the 2015 Delaware Antiques Show, benefiting one of this country’s most important cultural institutions. I see myself as a scholar-decorator much as Henry Francis du Pont, the founder of Winterthur, saw the ideal curator as part decorator, part librarian,” Jayne said.
Jayne has amassed extensive experience, with internships at Historic Deerfield, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Getty Museum in addition to work at Parish-Hadley and Associates, and Kevin McNamara, Inc. He will deliver the fair's keynote lecture on November 6, and will sign copies of his books, American Decoration: A Sense of Place and The Finest Rooms in America: Fifty Influential Interiors from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, afterwards. His studio, Jayne Design Studio, now in its 25th year, has earned awards including Elle Decor’s A-List, Luxe magazine’s Gold List 2014, New York Spaces' Top 50 Designers, the 2014 Stanford White Award, the 2013 Arthur Ross Award/Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, and the 2014 Pillar Award/Preservation League of New York.
“Thomas Jayne is truly one of Winterthur’s own, having graduated from the master’s program established by Henry Francis du Pont in partnership with the University of Delaware," said J. Thomas Savage, Winterthur’s Director of Museum Affairs. "To put it simply, Thomas Jayne was learning everything we were not teaching! If H.F. du Pont were with us today, he would be in the front row for Thomas Jayne’s lecture and nodding approvingly."
Learn more and purchase tickets online.