Most famously known as the American Antiques expert on the Antiques Road Show, Leigh Keno joins us as our Keynote Speaker and Guest of Honor this year. He is founder and President of Keno Auctions and Keno Art Advisory with nearly 50 years of experience and expertise in the art and antiques world. He has advised some of the country’s leading museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Colonial Williamsburg, and The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Leigh has served as an expert in Christie’s American Furniture and Decorative Arts department and also as Director of the Winter Antiques Show Vetting Committee. He is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal for his role as an educator in the field of American History and Artifacts and is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America.
As a popular educator in American Art and Antiques, his television roles have included host positions on MSN’s Collect This, and Fox network’s Buried Treasures. His role as an appraiser continues on the EMMY nominated PBS series, Antiques Road Show.