Current exhibitions and events

A selection of current and upcoming events and exhibitions featuring the decorative arts

 

Myth, Mystique, Masterpiece
24th Annual American Art Conference/
Initiatives in Art and Culture
New York, NY
www.artinitiatives.com
May 16–18, 2019

This Bonhams NY event features Jennifer Henneman, associate curator, Petrie Institute of Western American Art, Denver Art Museum (CO), discussing “The Shadow of the Past: Nostalgia’s Influence on American Art and Identity.”

Rebecca Welz: Inner and Outer Spaces
Society of Arts + Crafts
Boston, MA
www.societyofcrafts.org
Through May 15, 2019

Sculptures, mobiles, jewelry and wall pieces are featured in Inner and Outer Spaces by metal artist Rebecca Welz. Inspired by Welz’s travels and the planet, these “drawings in space” entice visitors to see beyond what is in front of them.


Gorham Manufacturing Company, Epergne and Plateau, 1872 and 1876. The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. Image from risdmuseum.org.

Gorham Manufacturing Company, Epergne and Plateau, 1872 and 1876. The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. Image from risdmuseum.org.

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970
Rhode Island School of Design Museum (RISD)
Providence, RI
www.risdmuseum.org
Through December 1, 2019

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970 casts new light on the legacy of the Gorham Manufacturing (Providence, RI) company, established in 1831. Home to the largest collection of Gorham, the RISD Museum presents silver and mixed-metal wares reflecting the industry, artistry, innovation and technology of the manufactory for 120 years.

Gorham rose from a small firm to the largest silver company in the world, putting American design on the international stage. The company responded to the era’s desire to celebrate, feast, socialize, honor and simply enjoy the everyday in style.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication from Rizzoli with new imagery and recent research.