Antiques, Garden, & Design Fair

Lecture Series

Mario Buatta
Lecture by Mario Buatta

If You Can't Hide It, Decorate It
Friday, April 17, 2015
11 a.m.

Lecture and book signing
Alsdorf Auditorium, Regenstein Center
Advance (purchased on or before April 16) member/nonmember: $80/$85
Fair weekend (purchased after April 16) member/nonmember: $85/$90
Both lectures member/nonmember: $130/$135 nonmembers
This lecture ticket includes a 3-day Fair pass

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Mario Buatta is an internationally acclaimed interior designer known for his English Country House style. He has brought the refinement, comfort, and beauty of his designs to a long list of clients including Barbara Walters, Malcolm Forbes, Mariah Carey, and to Blair House—guest quarters for the president of the United States. Affectionately known as “The Prince of Chintz,” Buatta will speak about his fifty-years-and-counting decorating career, sharing insights into his process and personal stories of his dazzling career in the world of American decorating. His book, Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration showcases Buatta's notorious wit and famous sense of humor in resplendent form!

Mac Griswold
Lecture by Mac Griswold

Green Grandeur: The Rarefied Simplicity of Bunny Mellon's Garden Style
Saturday, April 18, 2015
11 a.m.

Lecture and booksigning
Alsdorf Auditorium, Regenstein Center
Advance (purchased on or before April 16) member/nonmember: $70/$75
Fair weekend (purchased after April 16) member/nonmember: $75/$80
Both lectures member/nonmember: $130/$135 nonmembers
This lecture ticket includes a 3-day Fair pass

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Mac Griswold, journalist and garden historian, has taught landscape history at Sarah Lawrence College, where she held the Noble Chair in Art and Cultural History, and has lectured widely in America and Europe. She is the author of four books: Pleasures of the Garden, The Golden Age of American Gardens, Washington’s Gardens at Mount Vernon, and most recently, The Manor. She has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Travel + Leisure.