Past Events

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PAST EVENTS

Past Events from the Decorative Arts Society

Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 27 Jun 2021

Zoom lecture by Caitlin Condell & Emily M. Orr, at 6.00 pm (London). Renowned in his lifetime as the ‘poster king’, E. McKnight Kauffer (American, 1890–1954) was a pioneer of commercial art who...

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Daniel Cottier and the Aesthetic Movement

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 06 Jun 2021

Zoom lecture by Max Donnelly, at 6.00 pm (London). The lecture coincides with the publication of Daniel Cottier: Designer, Decorator, Dealer (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art;...

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Office for Edgar J. Kaufmann

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 23 May 2021

Zoom lecture by Christopher Wilk, at 6.00 pm (London). From 1993 to 2005, Wright’s office for Edgar Kaufmann was the only Wright interior on public view outside the United States. In 2024 it will...

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The Colour Revolution: Art, Design and Fashion in Victorian Britain

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 09 May 2021

Zoom lecture by Matthew Winterbottom, at 6.00 pm (London). The lecture will describe a ground-breaking exhibition and research project that will challenge widely held perceptions that the...

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Glass: Venice, Venini and America

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 11 Apr 2021

Zoom lecture by Sarah Nichols, at 6.00 pm (London). After the Second World War Paolo Venini’s innovative and entrepreneurial approach to design and business ensured the success of his Murano...

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Wiener Werkstätte: Commerce and Collaboration, 1903–1918

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 28 Feb 2021

Zoom lecture by Elisabeth Bogdan, at 6.00 pm (London). At the turn of the 20th century, Vienna witnessed a radical moment of Secessionist avant-garde art and culture. This lecture focuses on the...

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A New Museum for London

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 24 Jan 2021

Zoom lecture by Alex Werner, at 6.00 pm (London). The Museum of London is on the move to two old meat market buildings in West Smithfield. The site presents a wonderful opportunity but also a...

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Eileen Gray

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 15 Nov 2020

Zoom lecture by Dr Lis Darby at 6.00 pm (London). Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was an extraordinarily versatile and creative figure of the 1910s to 1930s. She spent most of her working life in Paris...

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The Colour of Style: John Gregory Crace (1809–1889) and Colour in 19th-century Interiors

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 25 Oct 2020

Zoom lecture by Dr Megan Aldrich at 6.00 pm (London). Crace was the decorating partner of A.W.N. Pugin, and something of a revolutionary in his use of colour in a period when the world embraced...

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Liberty-era Palermo

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Mon 09 Mar 2020

Space has become available on this tour led by Harriet Landseer. The tour will include several palazzi and villas including Boscogrande, Malfitano and Florio in addition to a visit to...

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