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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati Upcoming Season

By Laura A. Hobson

The Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati (DASC) announces its 2018-2019 season.  Cincinnati Art Museum provides Fath Auditorium for all its regular meetings on Sunday afteroon, unless there is a trip.  

August 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Tour of six churches to admire Tiffany, LaFarge, Cincinnati and Boston stained glass windows as well as local art-carved furniture and woodwork.  Led by Walter E. Langsam, Tim Kraus and Stewart Maxwell

September 9 - A Vision of Place, a lecture by William P. Curtis of Curtis & Windham Architects of Houston

October 14 - Bus Trip and Tour of West Liberty and Sidney, Ohio to visit the two Piatt Castles and Louis Sullivan’s People’s Federal Savings & Loan

Exterior of Mac-A-Cheek Castle, West Liberty 
November 4 - “The American Weigh: Chicago Art Deco Penny Scale Featuring the Collection of Christopher K. Steele of Columbus, Ohio” by Dr. Ruth K. Meyer, former director of the Taft Museum of Art

December 2 - Holiday Party and Tour

February 10 - The Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection & Auction, lecture by Steven J. Zick, senior vice president and regional director of Christie’s

March10-23 - Annual Kreines Lecture on Decorative Arts and Design, Cincinnati Art Museum

April 14 - Bus Trip and Tour of New Haven, Ohio to visit the White Water Shaker Settlement and their 20 surviving buildings beginning in 1825

May 17, Cincinnati Country Club - The Longworth Family of Newark, NJ and Cincinnati, Ohio:  The Founding of Two Art Museums in Both Cities Connected to the Same Family and an Overview of Newark’s Collection dating to 1909

Trips and lectures are open to the public, but tours and parties have an additional fee for each event.  
Contact Mrs. Mary Healey at 513-977-8263 for membership and tour information.  Membership is $75 per person.  Also visit

DASC board members include Ed Loyd, president; Stewart Maxwell, vice president of programs, Liberty Hill and long-time Hyde Park resident; William (and Liz) Knodel, treasurer, Hyde Park; Mary Healy, vice president of membership; Phil and Jillian Holt, publicity, Hyde Park; Jane Anderson, hospitality, East Walnut Hills; and Barbara Myers, hospitality, Hyde Park.

A group of passionate collectors founded DASC many years ago.  Their intent was to bring scholars in decorative arts with national reputations to Cincinnati in order to share their expertise with members.

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