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Art & Architecture III – Behind the Scenes of Appraisals and Auctions

January 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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2023-2024 Art & Architecture Study Series is comprised of four individual programs: three lectures and one off site excursion  each program may be attended individually or all four for a reduced price.

Individual Lectures (Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 10): $125 per lecture per person. Excursion (Feb. 14): $175 per person.  All four programs: $450 per person ($100 savings!) 

Art & Architecture Study Series III

Behind the Scenes of Appraisals and Auctions

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 10:00 am
HCF Headquarters, 40 East Bay Street, Community Room

with Lark Mason, Founder, Lark Mason Art Advisory; Appraiser, Antiques Roadshow

Lark Mason at the PBS Antiques Roadshow

To close out our lectures, we’ll explore the fascinating inner workings of auctions, appraisals, and what looks good (and not so good) on TV. Esteemed appraiser Lark Mason will delve into the age-old questions: What is my stuff worth and what to do when your children don’t want it?

Lark Mason is an expert in Chinese art and antiquities and has appeared on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow since its inception in 1996. He is the author of Asian Art (2003), and translator of Wang Shixiang’s Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture. He serves as a Trustee for The Preservation Society of Newport Country, representing historic Newport’s collections and historic mansions. He is the founder of iGavel Auctions, Lark Mason Associates, and Lark Mason Art Advisory.

Full package: $450 per person

Art & Architecture I: November 8, $125 per person

Art & Architecture II: December 13, $125 per person

Art & Architecture III: January 10, $125 per person

Art & Architecture IV: February 14, $175 per person