Edward Burne-Jones

MLA 2020: Panels Sponsored by the William Morris Society U.S.

The Morris Society in the United States is pleased to sponsor two sessions at the Modern Language Association Convention to be held in Seattle, WA, in January 2020.  Our first session, “Re-evaluating the Pre-Raphaelites,” examines how in the past decade a number of exhibitions from Manchester to Moscow have reassessed Pre-Raphaelite art and design, from William Holman …

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“Searching for a Famous Book: A Census of the Kelmscott Chaucer” – presentation 29 Septmeber at the Library of Congress

On Thursday, 29 September, the Library of Congress will hold a special event, “Searching for a Famous Book: A Census of the Kelmscott Chaucer.” This presentation, by William S. and Sylvia Holton Peterson, celebrates the publication of their new book, The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census, from Oak Knoll Press (2011). Two of the Library of …

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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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Special William Morris Society Tour of The Pre-Raphaelite Lens Exhibition at the National Gallery

SPECIAL WILLIAM MORRIS SOCIETY EXHIBITION TOUR The Pre-Raphaelite Lens:British Photography and Painting, 1848–1875National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSaturday, 15 January 2011 Members and friends are invited to a special tour with the exhibition’s curator, Diane Waggoner. Join us for lunch after. The Pre-Raphaelite Lens is the first survey of British art photography focusing on the …

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Fancy and Imagination: Beardsley and the Book Illustrators Exhibition at the University of Leeds

Two concurrent exhibitions at the University of Leeds, one of drawings and prints, the other of illustrated books, include work by William Morris and his contemporaries. Fancy and Imagination: Beardsley and the Book Illustrators is on at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, while the book show is being held across the street in the …

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The Ideal Book: William Morris and the Kelmscott Press Exhibition in Buffalo, NY

From 7 October 2010 to 30 January 2011 the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, in Buffalo, NY, will hold an exhibition entitled The Ideal Book: William Morris and the Kelmscott Press. The library—let’s not forget that Buffalo was in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries one of the largest and most affluent American …

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University of Delaware Library/Delaware Art Museum Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies

University of Delaware Library/Delaware Art Musum FELLOWSHIP IN PRE-RAPHAELITE STUDIES 2011 The University of Delaware Library and the Delaware Art Museum are pleased to offer the 2011 joint Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite studies. This short-term, one-month Fellowship, awarded annually, is intended for scholars conducting significant research in the lives and works of the Pre-Raphaelites and their …

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“Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris ant eh Pre-Raphaleites”: Conference and Related Events in Delaware, 7–9 October 2010

“Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” will be the subject of a conference and related exhibitions to be held 7-9 October 2010 at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) and at the Delaware Art Museum and the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate (Wilmington, DE). Organized with the assistance of …

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Morris’s Calligraphic Masterpieces Exhibition at the William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery summer show explores William Morris’s remarkable achievements in calligraphy and manuscript illumination. From his early—and continuous—interest in medieval manuscripts to the founding of the Kelmscott Press, Morris was enraptured by beautiful books. The exhibition focuses on the 1870s, his most intense period of calligraphic activity, often collaborating with Edward Burne-Jones on …

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Facing the Late Victorians Exhibition at the Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa, FL

When the Tampa Bay Hotel opened in 1891, hotel guests were reading Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, and George Eliot and talking about the latest paintings by James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. They congregated on the veranda and in the Grand Salon to recite the poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson and chuckled with …

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