Friday, April 20, 2012 from 2 – 5 p.m.
The 2nd Annual Emerging Scholars Symposium, a partnership with the American Fine and Decorative Art Program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, will be hosted by the Stickley Museum on Friday, April 20 from 2 – 5 p.m.
The Symposium, established to support the scholarship of graduate students and recently graduated scholars, will feature special guest, distinguished scholar Martin Eidelberg, who has published extensively on the American Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau, with particular emphasis on American ceramics and the work of Louis C. Tiffany. In conversation with Dr. Jonathan Clancy, Program Director of the American Fine and Decorative Art Program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Eidelberg will discuss his work and upcoming projects, how scholarship has evolved and where it’s going.
Last fall, scholars were invited to submit papers on this year’s Symposium theme, taken from the title of an Ernest Batchelder article in The Craftsman (August 1909): “The American Arts and Crafts Movement: Work or Play.” The article addresses a question central to the Arts and Crafts movement: Was it simply a pre-industrial vision, a dream embraced by the upper-middle class and made possible by modern technology, or was it a viable force to shape industrial production? Rather than seeking to answer to this question, the Symposium will seek to illustrate the wide diversity of approaches to craft available within the movement. Four papers have been selected:
"A Lover of the Beautiful: Harriet Joor and the Pursuit of the American Arts and Crafts Ideal."
“A Legacy Underfoot: Marion Larrabee Volk and the Sabatos Rug Industry”
Lisa M. Kovacs, MA, American Fine and Decorative Art, Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York
“The Cultural Heritage of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America”
Kristen McCauley, MA Candidate, Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
“Saliha wa Jamīla: William Morris and Islamic Art”
Stephanie Bancroft, MA Candidate, Sotheby's Institute of Art
Please plan to join us for this thought-provoking program, which will be followed by a reception honoring the scholars.
The Emerging Scholars Symposium is funded, in part, by generous grants from PSE&G and the Arts & Crafts Research Fund.
Friday, April 20, 2 – 5 p.m., with a reception following
Emerging Scholars Symposium
Free to Students (with ID)
$15 Non Members
To register or for more information: please call 973.540.0311 to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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