The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s landmark exhibition “Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina” focuses on the work of African American potters in the 19th-century American South, in dialogue with contemporary artistic responses.
BY MARGI HOFER AND ALLISON ROBINSON
The New-York Historical Society has organized the first exhibition devoted to the life and work of Thomas W. Commeraw, a Manhattan stoneware potter whose racial identity and remarkable story were long lost to history.
BY TRAVIS MACDONALD
The long, slow restoration of Poplar Forest has been an ambitious undertaking, and in 2023 we celebrate the completion of that 32-year journey.
BY NINA BLOMFIELD
The Decorative Arts Trust Marie Zimmermann Resident Collections Fellowship has been an incredibly valuable opportunity to grow as a scholar and museum professional.
BY LESLIE B. JONES, NICOLE J. WILLIAMS, AND MARYKATE SMOLENSKI
The Preservation Society of Newport County reopened its landmark colonial property Hunter House with a new guide-led tour that highlights the experiences of the home’s many occupants, including generations of prosperous merchants and enslaved and free people of African descent.
BY CAITLIN MEEHYE BEACH
A new book interrogates how a wide range of objects—from antislavery medallions to statues of bondspeople bearing broken chains—gave visual form to narratives about abolition in the 18th and 19th centuries.
BY CYNTHIA KOK
The popularity of coque de perle hints at mother-of-pearl’s transition from a valued rarity to a semi-precious, but abundant, resource with which makers experimented.
BY CHRISTINA DE LEON
The Cuban-born designer Clara Porset settled in Mexico City as a political exile in 1936 at the age of 41 and would become one of the country’s leading designers.
BY LAURA BELTRAN-RUBIO
I studied dresses portrayed in a c. 1750 scene of the baptism of Saint John, attributed to the famed portrait painter Joaquín Gutiérrez of Nueva Granada, as part of my doctoral research,
BY J. THOMAS SAVAGE, JR.
With the publication of The Material World of Eyre Hall: Four Centuries of Chesapeake History, Eyre Hall on Virginia’s Eastern Shore steps to the front of the line as one of America’s best-documented historic properties.
SAVE THE DATE
- Special Program: Tour of the Newark Museum with retiring Chief Curator Ulysses Dietz November 3
- New York Antiques Weekend January 19-20, 2018
- Emerging Scholars Colloquium January 21, 2018
- Symposium Upper Hudson River Valley: From the Mohawk to the Berkshires May 3-6, 2018
- Symposium 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