Thank you to our Guest Speaker, Helen Bechtel, pictured here with DADH faculty members Elizabeth Deans Romariz and Erin Kuykendall Thomas. This evening Helen lectured on ‘Exhibiting Architecture’ an evocative presentation on how installations in contemporary contexts challenge and inspire the way we think about museums spaces and the built environment. Thank you for those who joined us this evening @smithsonianassociates #dadh#decarts#designhistory#gradschool#smithsonian#design#architecture
REMINDER TO RSVP: Lecture: Exhibiting Architecture by Helen Bechtel.
Join us for a lecture by Renwick Guest Curator Helen Bechtel on April 19th at the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center. Her lecture 'Exhibiting Architecture' examines how curators and scholars construct temporary architectural installations and interpret museums' evolving relationship with architectural practice. Most recently, Helen Bechtel has acted as Guest Curator for the Renwick Gallery exhibition 'Parallax Gap', a site-specific installation exhibiting relationships between craft and architecture.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held at 6 pm on Thursday April 19 in the S. Dillon Ripley Center Room 3031. Please RSVP to email@example.com by April 18th #dcarts#smithsonian#dcevents#renwickgallery#renwick#architecture#museums#dcmuseums
Decorative Arts + Design History graduate students in conversation with Prof. Elizabeth Deans Romariz at our 12th annual Scholarly Currents symposium. Our emerging scholars presented impressive research from up-cycled airplane craft furniture to the influence of Native American clothing in eighteenth-century American men’s fashion. Congratulations to remarkable graduate students: Matt Monk, Lorraine Burns, Shannon Gray, and Elizabeth Fox. #decarts#dadh#gwu#smithsonian#gradschool
Aino Aalto (born Aino Mandelin-Marsio, 1894-1949) was a pioneer of Finnish design. Often left in the shadow of her architect husband Alvar Aalto, Aino is also known for her own individual contributions which helped bring modern Finnish design to the international arena. Her architectural exhibitions for Artek received the Gran Prix at the 1936 Milan Triennial. Aino also won the gold medal at the same competition for her “Aalto Glasses” which were inspired by the circles created by throwing rocks in the water. Eighty years later, the versatile, stackable “Aino Aalto” glassware continues to be a timeless classic for Iittala. Aino Aalto also designed buildings, interiors, furniture and textiles. Repost from @iittala
Repost from @vamuseum From 1500 to 1700 Spanish jewellers often made lavish use of emeralds. This resulted in luxurious jewels unlike anything produced elsewhere in Europe! The reverse of this pendant, however, is engraved with the swirling botanical motifs that were popular elsewhere. #jewelry#decarts#european#emerald#gold#design
Sign up for our Online Information Session February 28th from 6:30-7:30pm to learn more about our master’s program in Decorative Arts & Design History from program director and professor Elizabeth Deans and professor Erin Thomas. Sign up via link in bio. @corcoran_gw #decarts#design#gwu#gradschook
REMINDER TO RSVP: Lecture: The Aldobrandini Tazze by Stefanie Walker. Hear distinguished scholar and faculty member Dr. Stefanie Walker lecture on her research regarding a set of twelve exquisite 16th-century European silver standing cups, now featured at the @metmuseum’s exhibition “The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery.” The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday February 15 in the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center Room 3031. #dcarts#smithsonian RSVP on our Facebook page/events
APPLY NOW! Repost from @decorativeartstrust @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost • • • Calling all students and emerging professionals of the decorative arts field! The 70th Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum is coming up, and you should apply for a scholarship. Held February 23-27, 2018, “Celebrating the American Spirit,” will gather distinguished curators, dealers, conservators, and museum directors from across the United States to share their most recent findings and insights into the fine and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Scholarships will cover program registration costs and housing. Application materials and guidelines can be found at the following link, and all materials are due by December 22nd, 2018! Photo credit Kate Hughes. http://ow.ly/WUNb30hkvYI
This summer 2018 our Decorative Arts and Design History Program is headed to...Venice! Professor Deans’s course ‘Venice to Villas: 500 Years of Italian Design’ offers an in-depth study of the rich design culture in Venice and the Veneto from the 16th century to the present. Learn about Murano’s historic glass, textile imports and palatial interiors in Venice, and enter architectural masterworks by Andrea Palladio and Carlo Scarpa. This program is open to non-GW grad students. To find out more for this short-term study abroad for graduate students go to: http://passport.gwu.edu/
Stay tuned for more updates! • • • #studyabroad#italia#decarts#designhistory#gwu#corcoran#gradschool
From our fellow #smithsonian friends across the mall • • • Repost from @amhistorymuseum @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost 39° and overcast? Hot chocolate now, please! And not in one of those cardboard cups. Nope. We want it in a fancy trembleuse, a ceramic cup with a lid and saucer. This one was most likely used to drink hot chocolate or coffee.
During the 18th century, the preparing, serving, and consuming of chocolate and coffee became a ritualistic affair for the middle classes.
While it had been popular with upper classes for a century earlier, the desire to mimic the upper classes led to a proliferation of utensils and serving ware to enhance the experience.
We hope you have a cozy and well-caffeinated Friday, history fans. Stay warm! ☕️❄️ #SmithsonianFood#FoodHistory#DCweather#HotChocolate#Ceramics
Want to turn your passion for decorative arts and design into a rewarding career? Our program offered in partnership with the Smithsonian Associates extends unparalleled opportunities for students to learn skills to become curators, educators, and museum professionals. Applications for Fall 2018 are currently open through April 1, 2018 with priority funding deadline of February 1, 2018. Join our dedicated groups of emerging scholars at GW Corcoran | Smithsonian #gradschool#corcoran#decarts#design#dc#gwu#smithsonian @corcoran_gw @gwmuseum @smithsonianassociates