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
DADH Alumna Colette Loll (2009), Founder/Director of ART FRAUD based in Washington DC, will be speaking at the next International Conference on Artwork Expertise (ICAE) in March in Rio de Janeiro. Colette’s focus will be new identification and protection technologies used in the arts and culture sector. #successfulalumni#dadh#corcoran#decartscareers
Special visit today with Curator Dr. Simon Rettig at the Freer Sackler for Prof. Deans’ Materiality is the Book class. Students get a privileged in-depth look at the evolution of decorative binding materials and techniques from Near Eastern cultures. The classes favorite? 18th-19th century lacquer bindings. #booklovers#designhistory#materials#decoration#dadh#freer#smithsonian