2023 Research Grant Recipients
The Decorative Arts Trust is proud to celebrate 20 years of awarding Research Grants to scholars, making a meaningful impact on their work and the field at large. We look forward to hearing about the findings of these 15 recipients of 2023 Research Grants:
- Elliot Camarra, MA student, History of Design and Material Culture, Bard Graduate Center, Brauronian votive mirrors
- Graham Feyl, PhD student, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, queer craft in San Francisco
- Isabella J. Galdone, PhD student, History of Art, Yale University, paintings and textile works by women
- Cara Marie Green, MA student, Fashion & Textile Studies: Theory, History, Museum Practice, Fashion Institute of Technology, Norwegian folk dress
- Andrew Grider, BA student, Interior Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, furnishings in the Hill House Museum
- Lily Higgins, PhD student, History of Art, Yale University, bilingual samplers
- Alida R. Jekabson, PhD student, History of Art and Architecture, University of California Santa Barbara, indigenous craft displays in the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco
- Laura C. Jenkins, PhD student, History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, French 18th-century interiors in 19th-century New York
- Sybil F. Joslyn, PhD student, History of Art and Architecture, Boston University, furniture made of reclaimed ship materials, scrimshaw, and ship figureheads
- Tracy Meserve, MA student, Decorative Arts and Design History, George Washington University, the silk industry in Calabria, Italy
- Alyse B. Muller, PhD student, Art History, Columbia University, port scenes on Sévres porcelain
- Damiët Schneeweisz, PhD student, History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Caribbean miniatures
- Krishna Shekhawat, PhD student, Art History, University of California, Berkeley, an 18th-century gilded palanquin (DARTS Grant)
- Hampton Smith, PhD student, History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, tools created by Black craftspeople
- Lea C. Stephenson, PhD student, Art History, University of Delaware, Egyptian-inspired textiles and jewelry (Marie Zimmermann Grant)
Hampton Smith is studying objects created by Black craftspeople, including this writing desk attributed to William Howard, c. 1870, Madison Co., MS. Yellow pine, tobacco box and cotton crate wood. Minneapolis Institute of Art, Driscoll Art Accessions Endowment Fund, the John and Ruth Huss Fund for Decorative Arts, the Fred R. Salisbury II Fund, and the Deborah Davenport and Stewart Stender Endowment for American Folk Art, 2012.11.
Alyse B. Muller is studying Sévres porcelain, such as this Lidded pot-pourri vase, c. 1760, France. Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration and gilding. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 75.DE.11.
Isabella Galdone is studying textiles crafted by women, such as this Framed Medallion quilt (detail), c. 1840, England. Pieced and quilted cotton. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Costume Council Fund, M.86.155.
Lea C. Stephenson is studying Egyptian-inspired textiles and jewelry. Pictured: Attributed to Pottier and Stymus Manufacturing, Armchair, 1870–75, New York City. Rosewood, prickly juniper veneer, gilding, brass, original tapestry upholstery. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Funds from various donors, 1970, 1970.35.1.
The application deadline for Research Grants is April 30 annually. For more information on grants and scholarships from the Decorative Arts Trust, read about our Emerging Scholars Program, generously supported by many Trust members and donors. For grant announcements and deadline reminders, sign up for our e-newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. The deadline for the 2023 Prize for Excellence and Innovation is approaching on June 30, 2023.
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