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MESDA’s House Party Exhibition

MESDA’s House Party Exhibition

BY MICHAEL J. BRAMWELL

MESDA’s House Party: R.S.V.P. B.Y.O.B. exhibition engages critically with inequities of power and violence that continue as material and cultural legacies within American decorative arts.

“Borderlands” at The Huntington

“Borderlands” at The Huntington

BY DENNIS CARR AND YINSHI LERMAN-TAN

Trust members visited the new installation, “Borderlands,” at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in December 2021.

Fifty Years of Gio Ponti at the Denver Art Museum

Fifty Years of Gio Ponti at the Denver Art Museum

BY TARYN CLARY

In 1965, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) approached Gio Ponti to create a new structure for its growing collections. Then 74 years old, the Italian architect had firmly established himself as a master of Modernism across the globe and across disciplines.

The Mozart of Metal: Dan Nauman on 19th-Century Blacksmith Cyril Colnik

The Mozart of Metal: Dan Nauman on 19th-Century Blacksmith Cyril Colnik

BY JOHN-DUANE KINGSLEY

Nestled in the heart of Milwaukee, WI, is the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, home to the Cyril Colnik collection of decorative ironwork. Revered as a master craftsman, Colnik’s workshop created thousands of public and private commissions across Milwaukee that act as a tribute to the city’s strong Germanic origins.

Curating the Revolution

Curating the Revolution

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.

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