Welcome to the 2017-2018 Season of the Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati.

Mr. Ed Loyd, President

Student Discounts Available

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Dedicated this year to the memory of one of our founders, Dr. Kenneth Kreines, the Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati (DASC) announces another new season for 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 2017-2018 season. We are proud to present six expert lectures, including a Holiday Party, plus three Bus Tours of historic places – an added one this year to enhance your membership which 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 of 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. An additional optional contribution to our society is greatly appreciated and allows us to offer 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