Past Events - 2018

The following is a summary of events hosted by the Decorative Arts Society in 2018.

image from historic deerfield

image from historic deerfield

Fashion and Conflict in Early America: An Historic Deerfield Symposium
Historic Deerfield
September 28–30, 2018

This symposium explores the impact of conflict on clothing and textiles in defining the culture of British and French North America in the 18th century. Details were featured in the spring 2018 DAS Newsletter.

Topics may include military influences on dress and accessories of European colonists, intercultural conflicts, personal/moral/legislative conflict, European fashions in the New World, conservation and display conflicts.


Behind Closed Doors
20th Anniversary Conference on the Arts
September 20-23, 2018
New York, NY, and environs

The Initiative in Arts and Culture (IAC) invited DAS members to attend their conference and look behind closed doors of the 1882 Mayer-Loeb Townhouse (dining room added in 1889), a six-story monument to the Aesthetic Movement that has been restored and refurbished by Michael and Marjorie Loeb, working with David Scott Parker Architects. Marjorie Loeb and project architect David Parker provided insights into the project, which included filling it with pieces from Minton, Christopher Dresser and Herter Brothers.

ballantine house image from  newark museum

ballantine house image from newark museum

Day Trip to Newark Museum
May 19, 2018

DAS contributors were invited on a private tour of Seeing America: Native Arts and American Painting, Sculpture and Decorative ArtsBallantine House, and Arts of Asia at the Newark Museum. Seeing America is an exhibition of the Newark Museum's renowned American art collection. Starting in colonial times and ending in the 21st century, Seeing America examines the powerful impact that artists have had on shaping American culture and identity.

image from the metropolitan museum of art

image from the metropolitan museum of art

Exhibit Tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
March 17, 2018

Elizabeth Cleland, Associate Curator of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, led the Decorative Arts Society on a tour of the exhibit Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance.

image from the national arts club

image from the national arts club

Lecture: “The Jeweled Flowers of John La Farge

Stained glass conservator Julie Sloan held a lecture titled, "The Jeweled Flowers of John La Farge” at the National Arts Club in New York City.