Past Events - 2017
The following is a summary of Decorative Arts Society hosted events in 2017.
A Weekend in Corning and Rochester, New York
The Decorative Arts Society spent the weekend in New York with tours of the studio and archive of contemporary metalworker Albert Paley, and an exhibition tour of Wendell Castle Remastered at the Memorial Art Gallery, the first museum exhibition to examine the digitally crafted works of art furniture designer Wendell Castle. The weekend also included a tour of the George Eastman Museum, led by Eastman Legacy Curator Kathy Connor.
Corning Museum of Glass
The Decorative Arts Society visited the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) for a day of specialized tours. Co-curators Kelly Conway, curator of American glass at CMoG, and Lindsy Parrott, director and curator of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass led the group on an exhibition tour of Tiffany’s Mosaic Glass. Gallery tours included European Glass, led by Kit Maxwell, curator of European glass; Modern and Contemporary Glass, led by Alexandra Ruggiero, assistant curator; and the Juliette and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library, led by library staff.
National Arts Club, New York City
Decorative Arts Society members were invited on a guided architectural tour of The National Arts Club’s Tilden Mansion, designed by Calvert Vaux. They also attended a lecture titled, “Donald MacDonald, 19th Century Glass Artisan, and His Design of The National Arts Club Glass Dome” by Jennifer Thalheimer, Curator and Collections Manager, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.
Eustis Estate Museum, Historic New England, Milton, MA
The Decorative Arts Society was invited to attend two lectures by Ulysses Dietz, Curator of Decorative Art, Newark Museum, titled, “Beauty and Power: The Embrace and Abandonment Of Modern Design In America's Gilded Age” and “Elegance And Aspiration: Money, Taste, And Jewelry In America's Gilded Age.” The Eustis Estate Museum is a recently restored 1878 aesthetic mansion set against the beautiful Blue Hills Reservation.
Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY
The Decorative Arts Society was invited to an exhibition tour of, “This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal,” led by David F. Wood, Curator, Concord Museum and Christine Nelson, Drue Heinz Curator, Literary and Historical Manuscripts, The Morgan Library and Museum.
Day Trip to Brooklyn, New York
Green-Wood Cemetery, Tour led by Jeff Richman, Cemetery Historian. Brooklyn Museum of Art, Gallery tour, 19th Century Decorative Arts Galleries, Led by Barry Harwood, Curator of American Decorative Arts.