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Memory Vessels: Folk Art with a Compelling International Origin

Memory Vessels: Folk Art with a Compelling International Origin by John-Duane Kingsley As a cultural artifact of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, memory jugs possess an intersectional history as a form of domestic craft with ties to African and African-American...

Alec Cobbe and the ‘Peacock’ Worcester Service of 1763

Alec Cobbe and the ‘Peacock’ Worcester Service of 1763 “It’s a story that began with a sale catalogue coming through my letterbox,” noted Alec Cobbe at the start of his virtual lecture on May 10. “I suddenly noticed a lot for a knife and fork that was said to be...

Impactful Estate Planning: A Bequest from James A. Sanders

Impactful Estate Planning: A Bequest from James A. Sanders The Decorative Arts Trust is honored to announce a gift through the estate of longtime member and former Governor James A. Sanders (1938-2020) of Evansville, IN. Jim joined the Trust in 1987 and became a...

Touring Brooke’s Bank with Ralph Harvard

Touring Brooke’s Bank with Ralph Harvard For our April virtual tour, we joined Ralph Harvard, the antiquarian, designer, and Trust Governor, in a visit to Brooke’s Bank, a stunning and unusual Virginia house. The house is atypical, in part, because it was built...

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