An update on the conference, “Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites, ” to be held at the University of Delaware, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, and the Delaware Art Museum on 7–9 October 2010:
Online registration is now available (along with mail-in forms) at www.udel.edu/conferences/uandb/
The registration fee is $150 or $75 for students. There is no charge for University of Delaware students, faculty, and staff to attend the conference (although there is a fee for the lunch on Friday, if you wish to have that).
In addition to the previously announced keynote lecture by Fred Kaplan, the sessions of papers at UD, the demonstrations by Arts and Crafts practitioners at Winterthur, the symposium “Pre-Raphaelites in the 21st Century” at the Delaware Art Museum, the Morris Kitsch Archive installation at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the performance (optional, at an additional charge) of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest by the Repertory Ensemble at UD, the museum and gallery exhibitions, etc., we have the following possibilities:
- “Kindred Spirits: William Morris, Arnold Dolmetsch and Music,”—a concert on Thursday night, 7 October, Bayard Sharp Hall, University of Delaware. Karen Flint (harpsichord and virginals), Laura Heimes (soprano), and John Burkhalter (recorder) perform music drawn from the Dolmetsch repertory, including works by Byrd, Farnaby, Gibbons, Purcell, Handel, and Arne
- display of Aesthetic dress from the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection, 1 October–17 December 2010, Alison Hall, University of Delaware
- film program, Saturday night, 9 October, on the UD campus
Only a small number of rooms remain available at the Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware. We have arranged for additional blocks of rooms at the Embassy Suites and the Sleep Inn.
More details will be found at www.udel.edu/conferences/uandb
Mark Samuels LasnerSenior Research FellowUniversity of Delaware Library181 South College AvenueNewark, DE 19717Tel (302) 831-3250
Illustration: Daisy Print Wellington Boot, detail from David Mabb, The Morris Kitsch Archive. Laminated digital print, 2009. 8.5 x 12 in. (Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Tamara Henriques.)