Frederick Evans’s Photographs of Kelmsoctt Manor Featured in Exhibition

A series of wonderful photographs of Kelmscott Manor are featured in a new exhibition, A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans, on view at the Getty Center in Los Angeles from 2 February through 6 June 2010. Frederick H. Evans (British, 1853–1943) was best known for his photographs of medieval cathedrals, such …

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The Lost William Morris Carpet of Holland Park is For Sale

Alexander Ionides, the Greek Consul-General in London commissioned Phillip Webb and William Morris to transform his magnificent house, No. 1 Holland Park (now the Greek Embassy) into a showpiece of the decorative talents of William Morris and his circle. In the photograph of the Marble Hall (from the Studio, 1897) a magnificent Morris and Co. …

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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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Morris Society Calls for Papers—MLA 2011 Updated

William Morris SocietyCALLS FOR PAPERS (updated) 2011 Modern Language Association Annual Convention6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles, CA 1. “Morris and the Arts: Books, Painting, Crafts, Architecture“ This is a regular session sponsored by the William Morris Society in the United States. We seek 15-minute papers which deal with William Morris and his close associates’ work …

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Huntington Library and LACMA Acquire Mackmurdo Chair

The Huntington Library and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently announced the joint purchase of an iconic chair designed by Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo (1851–1942). One of only five chairs known to exist, the piece is one of only two in the United States went on view in the Design Reform movement rooms of …

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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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