The 73rd Annual Antiques Forum: Virtue & Vice
February 19-23, 2021
The themes of vice and virtue are manifest in descriptions and depictions of daily life and the accouterments that accompany it. From William Hogarth’s and Thomas Rowlandson’s exaggerated portrayals of these themes to the 18th century ideal of “Keep within Compass,” the story of societal evolution may be told through these codependent elements and can be traced through 18th and early 19thcentury material culture, food, pastimes, and manners. Join curators, conservators, collectors, scholars, and decorative arts aficionados from across the United States and England for an engaging look at ceramics, furniture, metals, paintings, prints, and textiles as we contextualize the yin and yang of “vice and virtue” in early America.
At this time, the 73rd Annual Antiques Forum is proceeding forward as planned. As we continue to monitor the global situation, the health and safety of Colonial Williamsburg staff and guests remains a top priority. Please check back here for any updates, and look for registration information later this fall—we look forward to having you join us in 2021!
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