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.
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.