Welcome to the 2018-2019 Season of the Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati.

Mr. Ed Loyd, President

Student Discounts Available

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Another new season for the Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati (DASC) is upon us, and we are pleased to announce our upcoming lectures and tours dedicated to the study and understanding of the decorative arts. When established many years ago by a select group of passionate collectors, their desire and intent were to bring to Cincinnati scholars in the decorative arts with national reputations in order to share their expertise with our members.

I will lead the DASC in this tradition of excellence with the 2018-2019 Season. We are excited to present six expert lectures, including a Holiday Party, plus three Bus Tours of historic places. DASC  membership is welcome to all.

Many thanks are extended to the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM), which graciously furnishes our society with their Fath Auditorium for all of our regular meetings on Sunday afternoons, unless noted otherwise. With free parking available, the Art Museum is conveniently located in Eden Park. Additionally, many thanks must be extended to all the Officers and Board Members for generously giving their time, talents, and resources to make each DASC season a success. Special thanks go to Mr. Stewart Maxwell, our Program Chairman, and Mrs. Barbara Kreines, who sponsors an annual lecture for the DASC and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Please join us by returning your completed application form, in order to receive mailings and attend the programs sponsored by the society this season. Optional donations to the CAM can be given to help support the purchases, research, preservation, and display of the collections of their Decorative Arts Department. During this past season, DASC members were able to proudly donate funds for the conservation and installation of a ca. 1820 Federal mantel recently donated by The Literary Club of Cincinnati. In the near future, it will be installed in CAM’S Cincinnati Wing in order to feature the sophisticated taste and desire for fine, high-style architectural design during the Queen City’s earliest days. The conservation of this mantelpiece joins a long list of objects and funds which we have donated to the Art Museum through the decades.

In addition, an optional tax deductible contribution to our society is greatly appreciated and allows us to provide lectures and tours that are equal to events offered by Winterthur, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Decorative Arts Trust, at far less cost to you.

I am honored to serve as President of the DASC, and look forward to seeing you at our events. Please bring a friend and come enjoy the lectures and our DASC-sponsored tea reception after each meeting.

DASC President