William Morris

Upcoming Events at Kelmscott House Museum

The next upcoming events at Kelmscott House Museum, the home of the William Morris Society in the UK are: Saturday, 16 January, 2.15 p. m.Antiscrap: A Campaign for the William Morris GalleryThe artist Roger Huddle, who was an organiser of the campaign against the running down and threatened closure of the Gallery, will talk about …

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Call for Papers: Morris and the ArtsWilliam Morris Society Session at the MLA Convention 2011

After many years of holding its conventions in late December, the Modern Language Association (MLA) has changed the time of its annual meeting to early January, and will meet next on 6–9 January 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Changes in Allied Organization session procedures mean that the William Morris Society has only one confirmed 2011 …

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Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-RaphaelitesCall for papers—proposals due 15 March 2010

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWAREWINTERTHUR MUSEUM & COUNTRY ESTATEDELAWARE ART MUSEUM7–9 October 2010 “Useful and 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 …

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William Morris Society Activities at the MLA Annual Convention27–30 December in Philadelphia

This year the Modern Language Association’s annual convention—a major happening in the wold of academic literary studies and college and university hiring—will take place 27–30 December in Philadelphia. As an official allied organization of the MLA, the William Morris Society has the privilege of sponsoring two sessions of scholarly papers at the convention. The topic …

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“Ernest Gimson and the Inspiration of William Morris” Lecutre in New York 10 December

“Ernest Gimson and the Inspiration of William Morris”Mary Greensted This talk will look at the links between William Morris and the Gimson family from the 1880s. The direct influence of Morris, father-figure of the Arts and Crafts movement and its impact on the ideas and work of Ernest Gimson, one of the most important British …

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New Book The History of Kelmscott House by Helen Elletson published by the William Morris Society

The William Morris Society has just published The History of Kelmscott House by Helen Elletson. This new book by the cuator of the William Morris Society and Kelmscott House Museum, tells the story of the “most beautiful house in London” in Hammersmith which Morris bought in 1879. While living there he set up the Kelmscott …

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The Kelmsoctt Chaucer in Miniature

The Kelmscott Chaucer, the masterpiece of William Morris’s Kelmscott Press, published a few months before Morris’s death in 1896, was described by its illustrator, Edward Burne-Jones, as a “pocket cathedral.” How big a pocket might hold the original (a folio) is hard to imagine but we have received word that there is a version which …

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Edward Burne-Jones: The Earthly Paradise at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart has on through 7 February 2010 an exhibition of Edward Burne-Jones (1833–1898), It’s a major show, but not, as claimed, the first on this artist’s work ever to be presented in Germany. Some idea of the content and theme can be found in the web announcement: Myths, legends and sagas come to …

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Another 175th Anniversary—at William Morris House, Wimbledon

William Morris is unique among British historical figures in that there are no fewer than four buildings associated with him have been preserved and are open to the public: Water House, Walthamstow (now the William Morris Gallery), Red House, Bexleyheath (owned by the National Trust), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith (home of the William Morris Society), and …

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Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago

Having seen a proof of the catalogue, I can’t say enough good things about Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago, which opens on 7 November at the Art Institute of Chicago. The press release only tells half the story: This is the first Arts and Crafts exhibition mounted at the Institute …

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