BY ALEXANDRA M. MACDONALD
Supported by a Decorative Arts Trust Research Grant, I was able to conduct research into the Follet sampler in the MESDA collection and at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. While my research is far from complete, I posit that all four members of the Follet family—Francis, Eliza, Mary, and Ann—are represented in this unique embroidery.
BY ERICA P. LOME
I joined the Concord Museum through a two-year curatorial internship grant funded by the Decorative Arts Trust and the Gerry Charitable Trust. As the Peggy N. Gerry Curatorial Associate, my primary responsibility involves the redesign of 14 new permanent galleries.
BY SARA LONG
The Decorative Arts Trust is pleased to announce the following 14 beneficiaries of our 2021 research grant program.
BY DREW WALTON
As the Decorative Arts Trust Digital Humanities Fellow, I worked on a Cultural Heritage Project and exhibitions titled ‘The Long Rifle in Virginia’ and ‘Looking Back: Photography of Early Washington County, VA.’
BY KAYLI RIDEOUT
With support from a Decorative Arts Trust Summer Research Grant, I traveled to Richmond and Petersburg, VA, conducting research for my PhD dissertation about memorial windows produced by Tiffany Studios.
Helen Scott Reed Study Trip Abroad Scholarship Program recipients Alisa Chiles, Sarah Mallory, and Jennifer Motter traveled to Amsterdam and The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht.
BY PATRICK JACKSON
My research at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) centered around a portrait of the Onondaga Iroquois chief Ossahinta by the Syracuse, NY, painter Sanford Thayer.
BY ASHLEY BOULDEN
I examined and documented a wide body of prints and drawings that anchor my investigation of the circulation of ornament in 18th-century at the Morgan Library and the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, as well as the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montréal, Canada.