Join Cooper Hewitt curators Sarah Coffin and Gail Davidson, and Lockwood de Forest scholar Roberta Mayer for three presentations celebrating the Carnegie Mansion’s newly restored Teak Room. Topics covered will include De Forest’s clients and earlier commissions, his relationship with Frederic Church, his interest in India and sources for the Teak Room commission.

de Forest and Church Credit Line 12.8.14

Cut-out Decorative Foil, 1881–1912; Designed by Lockwood de Forest (American, 1850–1932); Cut, punched and perforated sheet brass; Gift of Sullivan Goss-An American Gallery, 2014-42-1; Photo: Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution