Lark Mason, Jr.

Power of a Legacy Lecture Series

Lecture #2 - Collecting Fine Art & Antiques
by Lark Mason, Jr.

Lark Mason, Jr. is an author, appraiser, independent curator, educator, auctioneer, and art consultant. He is president of the Appraiser’s Association of America, and CEO and founder of Lark Mason Associates and Lark Mason is noted for his regular appearances on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow, where he has appeared since 1996 as a specialist in Asian works of art. He and his wife Erica split their time between their offices in New York City and New Braunfels, Texas.

$25 Members Single Lecture
$30 Non-members Single Lecture
$100 Power of a Legacy Entire Lecture Series

POSTPONED. Event will be rescheduled at a later date.

Space for this series is very limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable. If after purchase you are unable to attend one or more lectures, you may donate purchased tickets. Please contact Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 for more details.

Power of a Legacy

Our signature salon series celebrates the passions that fueled the man behind Villa Final

Walter in front of Villa Finale

Villa Finale’s celebrated salon series, now in its fifth year, has brought local writers, academics, musicians, and politicians to our elegant Napoleon Parlors to engage with guests in a salon-style atmosphere.

2020 marks Villa Finale’s tenth year in operation as the only site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This year’s series, Power of a Legacy, celebrates that anniversary with featured guest presenters expert in fields that were of special interest to Villa Finale’s final owner, Walter Mathis.

From preservation and military history to entertaining and collecting, this series will introduce new guests to Villa Finale while enlightening and elucidating old friends.

Grant funding for this series is provided in part by the King William Association




6:30pm Gates open for wine and light refreshments

7:00pm - 8:00pm Lecture