On January 16, 2019, the Decorative Arts Trust will be added to a list of distinguished names in the field of American decorative arts as they are presented with the Eric M. Wunsch Award for Excellence in the American Arts at Christie’s.
THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE OF THE TRUST’S BOARD OF GOVERNORS received a bevy of compelling proposals this fall for the Curatorial Internship and Failey Grant programs. The following institutions were selected:
THE HIGHLIGHT OF CHRISTIE’S Finest Wines and Spirits auction on December 7 was a collection of incredibly rare and historic Madeira consigned from the Liberty Hall Museum in Union, NJ. The story behind the Madeira’s discovery is as compelling as the rarity of the wine itself.
ON DECEMBER 10, FREEMAN’S AUCTION HOUSE offered a collection of fine and decorative art from the private collection of Bonnie O’Boyle, a philanthropist from Bucks County, PA, who was a loyal member of the Decorative Arts Trust. The single-owner sale highlighted Bonnie’s eclectic taste with works of Pennsylvania Impressionism, Modern and Contemporary Art, and 20th Century Design.
THE FIELD RESEARCH PROGRAM initiated by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) in the early 1970s was one of the first of its kind in the country. During an approximate fifteen year period…
Wolfsonian founder Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson, Jr. Has long been interested in a simple question: what can art and objects tell us about modern life? With a collection that begins in 1850 during the Industrial Revolution and ends in 1950 following the conclusion of World War II, modernity at the Wolfsonian is in many ways defined by a relationship with industry and production.
During nearly 50 years of operations, perhaps no other designer would come to more fully embody the aims of Newcomb Pottery than Harriet Coulter Joor (1875–1965). A talented and influential artist during her Newcomb years, Joor eventually established a successful independent career as an art instructor, professor, and freelance designer of ceramics and home furnishing textiles.