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.
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.
BY CHRISTIE JACKSON
Long Hill is a Federal Revival home designed by the Boston firm Richardson, Barott & Richardson for Ellery and Mabel Cabot Sedgwick.
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 SÉBASTIAN DUTTON
Both the public and private spaces in The Breakers in Newport RI are glittering showpieces of architecture and design, seemingly down to the smallest detail.
BY MATHILDE TOLLET
Richard Morris Hunt’s drawings, plans, and scrapbooks indicate clear comparisons between the French “serrurerie” and the works visitors admire in Newport mansions.
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.
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.”
BY KAYLI RIDEOUT
Studying a 19th-century silver tea service from Augusta, GA, bearing the mark of “Clark & Co.” in the MESDA collection further encouraged my exploration in Southern identity studies through material culture.