IN THE FIELD
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 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 ELIZABETH MCGOEY & ELIZABETH SIEGEL
This fall, the Art Institute of Chicago will open an exhibition, Photography & Folk Art: Looking for America in the 1930s, that explores the connections between the fields of folk art and documentary photography in the Depression era for the first time.
THE EXHIBITION MADE IN NEW YORK CITY: THE BUSINESS OF FOLK ART is on view at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) through July 28, 2019. The exhibit includes 100 hundred works by self-taught artists from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries and highlights the history of New York City as a financial and commercial capital.
by Sarah Parks and Catharine Dann Roeber
A BIEDERMEIER-STYLE TESTER BED made in Washington County, TX, in 1861. A Baltimore pier table. A Roxbury-type tall case clock made by Simon Willard. Once found only in museum rooms or private residences, these are just a few examples of objects found in furniture-focused online databases. The compilation and dissemination of decorative arts research increasingly uses digital tools to complement physical publications and exhibitions or to gather information that would otherwise be widely dispersed or hard to access.
by ELIZABETH WOOD
The first thing visitors see as they enter the exhibition “Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection” is a dramatic presentation of utilitarian tools spanning the years 1770–1870 .
by RACHEL LOVETT
The Hammond-Harwood House was pleased to welcome members of the Decorative Arts Trust for tours and workshops during the Spring 2019 Symposium. Participants were able to tour the special exhibition A Perfect Profile, which considers early likenesses, such as silhouettes, miniatures, and landscapes, as a precursor to modern-day social media.
by ADAM T. ERBY
MOUNT VERNON’S FRONT PARLOR REOPENED to guests in February following a major two-year restoration guided by extensive new research. The project returned the room as nearly as possible to its appearance in 1799, the last year of George Washington’s life
BY KATIE BURLISON
In November 2018, The Decorative Arts Trust awarded the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses (HGGHH) a grant for the conservation and digitization of a ledger that recorded the payments and deliveries of a variety of building materials in New Orleans dated 1849–1860.
SAVE THE DATE
- Special Program: Tour of the Newark Museum with retiring Chief Curator Ulysses Dietz
- New York Antiques Weekend
January 19-20, 2018
- Emerging Scholars Colloquium
January 21, 2018
Upper Hudson River Valley: From the Mohawk to the Berkshires
May 3-6, 2018
New Orleans & the Mississippi Delta
November 1-4, 2018
- Study Trip
Prague & Vienna with an extension to Budapest
With an extension to Budapest
October 1–11 and 16–26, 2018; Extension October 12–15