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A lecture on 18th century porcelain will be among the highlights of the fourth annual Preservation Celebration at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Frank House Sunday, May 15.
The Preservation Celebration begins at 11 a.m. with a director’s tour of the house. At 1:30 p.m. the lecture on 18thcentury porcelain will take place, followed by the antique appraisals portion of the program.
The lecture, which is titled “Porcelain in 18th Century Europe,” will begin at 1:30 p.m. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Michael Yonan, associate professor of art history at the University of Missouri. Dr. Yonan specializes in 18th and 19th century art, and has book and exhibition reviews in “Eighteenth-Century Studies” and “Fruhneuzeit-Info.” He is currently co-editing a volume of essays of 18th century porcelain.
“We have two large porcelain urns that date to the last quarter of the 18th century—one made in England and one made in France,” said Sarah Jones, Frank House director. “The French urn was made by the royal ceramic factory in Sevres (France); it was owned by George Washington Frank. The English urn was made around 1790 and shows an Asian influence.”
According to Jones, guests may picnic on the Frank House lawn and veranda that day. Cold drinks and dessert will be provided by the Frank House from noon-1 p.m., and will be served by volunteers from the Kearney Area Preservation Society.
The Frank House Preservation Celebration is scheduled during May in conjunction with National Preservation Month. The theme for the national month-long celebration is “Celebrating America’s Treasures.”