9th Annual Scholars Symposium

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

At the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

 

featuring David Cathers,
the 2019 Amy Stahl Memorial Lecturer

 

The ninth annual Symposium will feature an impeccable roster of distinguised speakers including:

 

Meghan Melvin, the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design at the MFA, Boston
In her lecture, "Boston Made: from Artist’s Archive to Exhibition,” Melvin will speak about the museum’s ongoing exhibition Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork.


Jessica Douglas-Home, author of William Simmonds - The Silent Heart of the Arts and Crafts Movement
Douglas-Home will investigate the life and work of the underappreciated Arts and Crafts sculptor William Simmonds.

 

Amy Stahl Memorial Lecturer
David Cathers
Guest Curator Cathers will present a lecture exploring the museum’s ongoing exhibition “The American Arts and Crafts Chair.”

 

The Symposium will end with lunch and—not to be missed!—Hardhat Tours of the museum’s new Education Center!

 

$55 Member
$65 Non Member
Space is limited

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The 2018 Scholars Symposium was generously funded by the Arts & Crafts Research Fund and by Leigh Ann and Bruce Johnson. 


The 2018 Stickley Weekend began with the 8th annual Scholars Symposium. Established to encourage serious and rigorous scholarship related to the Arts and Crafts movement, the Symposium annually includes a roster of distinguished and emerging scholars.

 

The 2018 Symposium began with the Amy Stahl Memorial lecture and keynote presentation by Greg Wittkopp, Director of Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research at Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Whittkopp’s presentation, entitled “A Glorious Finale: George Booth, Cranbrook, and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Detroit,” focused on the rich Arts and Crafts history of Cranbrook institutions.

 

The keynote address was followed by a presentation from emerging scholar Shelley Cathcart. In her lecture, Cathcart addressed the history and legacy of American craft, using the living history museum Old Sturbridge Village as a lens.

 

Following a break for lunch onsite, the Symposium culminated with a panel discussion featuring the authors of the forthcoming publication American Art Pottery: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The authors highlighted exciting new discoveries uncovered during their extensive research. Distinguished panelists included: Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Dr. Martin Eidelberg, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University and Adrienne Spinozzi, Assistant Research Curator of American Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Keynote Address

Greg Wittkopp, Director of Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research at Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield Hills, MI


Emerging Scholar:

Shelley Cathcart, Associate Curator at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA


Panel Discussion:

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American Art Pottery: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 


Dr. Martin Eidelberg, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University


Adrienne Spinozzi, Assistant Research Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Thank you for your support of Arts and Crafts scholarship!

16 October 2019

PLEASE NOTE:

  On Sunday, October 13, 2019 there will be no guided tours of the Log House. Instead, the  museum will be open for visitors to walk through at their leisure from noon - 4 p.m. during our annual FREE Open House.

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