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Charleston Art & Antiques Forum Celebrates 300 Years of Georgian Design

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In yesterday’s edition of The Post & Courier, columnist Robert Behre highlighted Drayton Hall and the Charleston Art & Antiques Forum. The forum’s theme, By George!, celebrates 300 years of Georgian art and design. The Georgian period takes its name from the four British King Georges who reigned from 1714 to 1830, and crosses the Atlantic to include the presidency of George Washington.

The upcoming Charleston Art & Antiques Forum aims to shine new light on the Georgian era, and Carter Hudgins, deputy director of preservation at Drayton Hall, will be one of its 11 speakers (and the only one who will focus his talk on the Lowcountry).

“We’ve traditionally said Drayton Hall’s style is Georgian-Palladian, but I prefer to use neo-Palladian.” Hudgins says. “Georgian is the period of history, and neo-Palladian is the style representing 18th century interpretations of the 16th century architectural works inspired by classical Rome that were put forth by Andrea Palladio.”

Drayton Hall has been named as one of the 2014 beneficiaries of the Charleston Art & Antiques Forum. A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit Drayton Hall’s Collections Fund to help Drayton Hall acquire and conserve additional Drayton objects and artifacts to be shared with the public in exhibits, programs, and future facilities.

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