5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Teak Room Viewing and Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion with Sarah Coffin, Gail Davidson, and Roberta Mayer

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.

Lockwood de Forest and Frederic Church: Passion for the Exotic is made possible in part by the American Express Foundation.
Restoration of the Teak Room is supported in part by the American Express Historic Preservation Fund. This evening’s program is presented in collaboration with The Olana Partnership.
Special thanks to Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery – for supporting this evening’s reception.

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