Program Information

Curator and historian Lisa White, lecturing to an audience in Boston

Curator and historian Lisa White, lecturing to Royal Oak members in Boston

Welcome to the online home of The Royal Oak Foundation’s Fall 2016 Lectures, Tours, Receptions and Study Visits.

All visitors to the website wishing to order lecture reservations will be prompted to activate your Profile. If you have ever made a purchase on our website, select ‘Activate Your Profile’ and have your household’s primary email address and zip code ready.

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Royal Oak Foundation Members:

If you are a current Royal Oak Foundation member, you will enjoy enhanced lecture benefits. Signing in to your profile will unlock the discounted member price. You will still be able to purchase the number of discounted member reservations entitled to you based on your membership level except for certain smaller tours, where availability is limited. Royal Oak members will also be able to buy additional standard price reservations.

Co-sponsor Members:

Co-sponsor members will continue to enjoy the discounted ROF member price for specific lectures. Entering your co-sponsor code (provided by your co-sponsoring organization) will unlock the discounted price. Before you can checkout you will be prompted to activate your profile.

Standard price reservations will continue to be available to everyone based on availability.

For More Information:

For questions regarding your Profile please write to or call us at (212) 480-2889 ext. 200 or 800-913-6565 ext. 200.

Sincere Thanks to Our Principal Sponsors for The Drue Heinz Lectures

The Royal Oak Foundation’s national program of lectures is made possible by the continued generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust, our lead sponsor for the past 24 years. The committed support of the Drue Heinz Trust enables us to maintain a high quality of programming each season and for this we are deeply appreciative. For the Fall 2016 season we also gratefully acknowledge additional support for The Drue Heinz Lectures from the Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation and an Anonymous Donor.

Royal Oak Regional Lecture Support

We are grateful to Royal Oak members for generously providing funding as lecture adopters this season:

Ms. Leonora M. Ballinger

The Reverend Terence Blackburn

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Ervin

Martha Hamilton and I. Wistar Morris III

Diana J. Mackie

Mr. Albert Messina and Mr. Ken Jennings

Chris and Laurie Nielsen

Mr. Robert Ohlerking and Mr. Christopher LiGreci

Ms. Lynne R. Pickens

The Stoddart Family

Mr. William Lee Younger

Two Anonymous donors

Members enjoy a walking tour of Teardrop Park in Battery Park City, New York with architectural historian Matt Postal

Fall 2016 Corporate Lecture Sponsorship

We acknowledge FREEMAN’s for being a corporate sponsor and for supporting Royal Oak in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Boston. We remain grateful to Holland and Company, Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, and Spalding Nix Fine Art for their assistance and gracious hospitality in hosting our Atlanta lectures.

Thank you to Oscar Isberian Rugs and The Golden Triangle for generously supporting a Chicago program this season.


Reduced Pricing for Students and Young Professionals

The Royal Oak Foundation is pleased to offer a limited number of reduced-price lecture tickets to our Student and Young Professional members (ages 13 to 29).

S/YP Members enjoy 30% off the member price for themselves and one guest for each lecture. This offer is subject to limited availability, so make sure you book early.

Join Royal Oak online at the Student and Young Professional level or call 212-480-2889 ext. 205 to take advantage of this great offer.