decorative arts

2020 Dunlap Fellowship Winner: Anna Flinchbaugh

The William Morris Society in the U.S. is pleased to award the 2020 Dunlap Fellowship to Anna Flinchbaugh. Ms. Flinchbaugh holds a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College. She is currently a candidate in Pratt Institute’s M.S.L.I.S. and M.A. History of Art and Design program. Her research focuses on late nineteenth and …

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Unexpected Encounters with William Morris

Over the past few months, I’ve had several unexpected encounters with William Morris.  Flipping through a magazine or perusing a website, I’ll notice something familiar in the background, usually unnoted in the article, that looks like a Morris design.  It is a bit like seeing an old friend in an unfamiliar place—you’re not sure it …

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema and William Morris

A recent conference at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London, “Alma-Tadema: Antiquity at Home and On Screen,” coincided with the appearance of an exhibition of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s work at Leighton House Museum entitled “Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity.”  Organized by Peter Trippi, Elizabeth Prettejohn, and Ivo Blom, the exhibition …

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“Emery Walker, William Morris and the Best Surviving Arts and Crafts Interior in Britain”Lecture by Christopher Wilk in New York, 10 September 2012

The William Morris Society will sponsor a lecture by Christopher Wilk in New York on the 10th of September. Our co-sponsors are the Grolier Club, and the American Friends of Arts and Crafts in Chipping Campden, with the support of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. Sir Emery Walker, a distinguished printer and later the co-publisher of …

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“Palaces of Art: Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism,” symposium 27-28 October at the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

“Palaces of Art: Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism,” a two-day symposium at the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, features presentations by international scholars consider how issues of patronage, collecting, display, and critical interpretation shaped the Aesthetic art movement, its theories and practices, and its reception in a global context. Through the introduction …

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Caroline Arscott Lecture at UPenn on 14 February

From the UPenn / Penn Visual Studies School of Arts and Sciences webpage: Caroline Arscott, Head of Research, Courtauld Institute of Art With a brief response by Jeremy Melius, Dept. of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University “William Morris’s Woodpecker Tapestry: Evolution and Utopia” “This lecture draws on Herbert Spencer’s account of the emergence of psychological life …

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