Thank you to all who joined the Decorative Arts Trust and Classical American Homes on Sunday, January 20, 2019 for the third Emerging Scholars Colloquium! We were pleased to host another impressive group of speakers for this unique opportunity to see young scholars present during Americana Week. Despite inclement weather, the room was filled with an audience of fellow scholars, collectors, curators, and other friends who were excited to see presentations on a range of topics in the decorative arts field.
Unified Design: Midcentury Modernism at Winterthur
Carrie Grief, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, University of Delaware
The Liberating Stich: The Politics of Sympathy in White Women’s Abolitionist Needlework
Mariah Gruner, Department of American Studies, Boston University
Between Fantasy and Familiarity: Chinese Tea Culture and Painting Traditions
Tammy Hong, Andrew W. Mellon Research Assistant in Modern Materials, National Gallery of Art
Governor John Wentworth and the Vice-Regal Interior in British North America
Steven McNeil, Department of Art History, Queen’s University
New Insights into Maryland’s Imported Furniture, 1780-1830
Elisabeth Mallin, Decorative Arts Trust Associate Curator, Maryland Historical Society
A Bloody Mary and Ham Biscuit Brunch was held after the Colloquium and gave guests the chance to meet the speakers and relax with a refreshment and a snack before jetting off to their next event. Thank you again to all who joined us during this busy week!
This event was sponsored in part by the Wunsch Americana Foundation and benefits the DAT’s Emerging Scholars Program, which supports young scholars through grants, scholarships, lectures, and internships.