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EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY THINGS, PITTSBURGH

Friday 17 September 2021

Humans have made functional objects since prehistoric times: furnishings to sit or lay upon, vessels to store or drink water, devices to illuminate the darkness or mark the passage of time....

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SEASIDE MODERN: ART AND LIFE ON THE BEACH AT HASTINGS CONTEMPORARY

Friday 20 August 2021

Located among Hastings’s famous net huts, overlooking the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, Hastings Contemporary presents an exhibition to coincide with the surge in popularity for...

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GRAYSON PERRY: THE PRE-THERAPY YEARS AT YORK ART GALLERY

Monday 02 August 2021

This exhibition, which was organized by the Holburne Museum, Bath, showcases Perry’s earliest forays into the art world with works made between 1982 and 1994 when he first explored the potential...

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IN FLUX: AMERICAN JEWELRY AND THE COUNTERCULTURE

Monday 12 July 2021

Here is a richly illustrated and engaging look at Beatnik, hippy and nonconformist jewellery makers of America in the 1960s and 1970s. Each chapter introduces strategic makers who participated...

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KIMBEL AND CABUS EXHIBITION OF MODERN GOTHIC FURNITURE AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Featuring over 60 objects, the exhibition is the first to examine the enterprising New York City design team who pioneered a new take on Modern Gothic furniture and defined a significant...

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ADRIEN DALPAYRAT

Monday 07 June 2021

This magnificent, large volume celebrates an innovative French ceramic artist, famous for his glazed stoneware vessels, as well as for his more sculptural production. The publication records the...

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ARTS AND CRAFTS PIONEERS: THE HOBBY HORSE MEN AND THEIR CENTURY GUILD

Thursday 27 May 2021

Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and the Century Guild feature in most books on the Arts & Crafts Movement, but until now there has been no in-depth history of the whole group. Its fame has rested...

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COLLECTIONS ACCESS GRANTS TO BENEFIT PORTSMOUTH AND YORK GALLERIES

Monday 10 May 2021

The DAS is delighted to announce two Collections Access Grants. Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery received a grant of £5000 as a contribution towards a new, alarmed display case for the major...

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ART NOUVEAU ARCHITECTURE

Sunday 25 April 2021

Art Nouveau, or New Art, the extravagant architectural and design style adopted around 1900 by the European nouveaux riches, was always controversial. Although intended to define the modern age,...

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WOMEN ART WORKERS AND THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT

Saturday 03 April 2021

Social and cultural historian Zoë Thomas’s book is based on her doctoral thesis, whose title – ‘The Women’s Guild of Arts: Gender, Space, and Professional Identity in London, 1870–1930’ – better...

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