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
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
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 Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970
Rhode Island School of Design Museum (RISD)
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.