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 SARA LONG
The Decorative Arts Trust is pleased to announce the following 14 beneficiaries of our 2021 research grant program.
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.
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.
BY VISHAL KHANDELWAL
For the last leg of my dissertation research on mid-20th-century industrial design in India, I analyzed collections at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, keen to understand how the renowned textile innovator Marianne Strengell’s teaching at Cranbrook informed the work of design students Helena Perheentupa from Finland and Nelly Sethna (née Mehta) from India.
BY CELIA RODRIGUEZ TEJUCA
I embarked on a trip to Puebla, Mexico, to complete my research on a pair of 18th-century desks and bookcases that reinforce the aesthetic connections between East Asia and the Spanish-American viceroyalties during the colonial period.
BY RACHEL POOL
Charles and Ray Eames’s Case Study House #8 in Pacific Palisades, CA, is an example of modern American architecture in its most functional form.
BY CHRISTOPHER GRANT
Excavations at the site of the former Tremé plantation in New Orleans are turning up rare and notable artifacts from the city’s Spanish past, including a blue-green bacín, the majolica vessel type affectionately known as the “Spanish chamber pot.”