Events

The William Morris Society at MLA, New York City, January 5, 2018

Our late colleague and former William Morris Society president Jack Walsdorf, whom we lost this past summer, wrote of a past Modern Language Association convention, “This will be a great time for Morris lovers from across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. to bond in friendship.” Jack’s comment speaks to the WMS’s history of forging …

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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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Museo de Arte de Ponce announces symposium on “Treasures of the Collection in Context: The Pre-Raphaelites” In an unprecedented event for Puerto Rico, on Saturday, 4 February 2012, Museo de Arte de Ponce will host an international symposium titled “Treasures of the Collection in Context: The Pre-Raphaelites in the Museo de Arte de Ponce Collection,” …

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Talk by David Mabb at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 12 January 2012

“On the Passage of a Few Patterns through a Rather Brief Moment in   Time: David Mabb’s Appropriations of William Morris 1999-2011″ William Morris thought that interior design had a fundamental role to  play in the transformation of everyday life. This essentially  political motivation – a commitment to the radical potential of design  – is behind …

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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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“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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Call for Papers: Craftsman Farms 1st Annual Symposium for Emerging Scholars

Craftsman Farms 1st Annual Symposium for Emerging Scholars Transcending the role of furniture maker, Gustav Stickley used The Craftsman to position himself as a spokesman for the Arts and Crafts movement’s aesthetic concerns and theoretical basis.  Throughout its fifteen-year history, the movement’s fundamental issues were documented and debated in the magazine’s columns, illustrations, and advertisements. In celebration of …

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