NEW RESEARCH

In addition to the Decorative Arts Trust’s support of scholarship through the Emerging Scholars Program, we eagerly promote the research, exhibitions, and projects undertaken by colleagues at museums around the country.

Members who would like to recommend new exhibits, museum renovations or expansions, or scholarship for consideration are welcome to contact the Trust.

Examining Edgefield Stoneware at The Met

Examining Edgefield Stoneware at The Met

BY KATHERINE C. HUGHES

The majority of my work has revolved around The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition of 19th-century alkaline-glazed stoneware from South Carolina’s Old Edgefield District.

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The Folded Spaces of Two Pueblan Colonial Desks

The Folded Spaces of Two Pueblan Colonial Desks

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.

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Mid-Century Textiles and Global Design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art

Mid-Century Textiles and Global Design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art

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.

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