Event/Speaker

Symposium: Majolica: A World View
Rebecca Wallis, Oliva Rucellai, Yassana Croizat-Glazer, Cristina Ramos e Horta, Susan Weber, Orsolya Kovács, David L. Barquist, Arthur Mehlstäubler

Date

Friday, May 16, 2014

Time

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Place

Lecture Hall, 38 West 86th St.

212.501.3019, academicevents@bgc.bard.edu

Description

 

From its invention by the Minton factory in the late 1840s, the taste for historiated and brightly glazed wares known as majolica quickly spread to other manufactories around the world, stimulated by their success at the international exhibitions. This conference sets out to examine the production of late 19th- and early 20th-century majolica as a global phenomenon and to explore aspects of its manufacture, marketing, consumption and taste from an international perspective. It is the intention of the conference that a comparative approach to majolica production in Britain, France, Scandinavia, Hungary, Portugal and America will illuminate not only the history of majolica itself, but its wider place within contemporary national and international cultural debates about design and taste in the age of industrialization. 
Friday, May 16, 2014
9:30am-5pm
9:30am
Susan Weber
Founder and Director, Bard Graduate Center
“Welcome”
Andrew Morrall
Bard Graduate Center
“Introduction”
9:45am
Rebecca Wallis
Curator, Ceramics and Glass Section, Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass, The Victoria and Albert Museum
“Majolica and the South Kensington Museum”
10:15am
Oliva Rucellai
Museum Curator, Museo Richard-Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia, Sesto Fiorentino (Florence)
“Maiolica Made in Italy: Renaissance Revival from Forgery to Eclecticism”
10:45am
Coffee Break
11am
Yassana Croizat-Glazer
Assistant Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“Fueling the Fire of Invention: The Myths of Bernard Palissy”
11:30am
Cristina Ramos e Horta
Senior Curator, Museu de Cerâmica, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
“The Work of Portuguese ‘Neo-Palissy’ Ceramist Manuel Mafra (1831-1905) and the Great World's Fair Exhibitions of the 19th Century”
12pm
Panel Discussion
12:30pm
Lunch Break
2pm
Susan Weber
Founder and Director, Bard Graduate Center
“Swedish Majolica: Rorstrand and Gustavsberg”
2:30pm
Orsolya Kovács
Curator, Collection of Applied Arts, Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs, Hungary
“The Imitation and Adaptation as Ground of Aesthetical Revival: The Zsolnay Ceramic at the End of the 19th Century”
3pm
Coffee Break
3:15pm
David L. Barquist
The H. Richard Dietrich, Jr., Curator of Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art
“American Majolica, 1870-1900”
3:45pm
Arthur Mehlstäubler
Art Historian, Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe
“The Majolica Manufacture of the Grand Duke of Baden in Karlsruhe, Germany: The First 30 Years, 1901-1931”
4:15pm
Panel Discussion
4:45pm
ReceptFrom its invention by the Minton factory in the late 1840s, the taste for historiated and brightly glazed wares known as majolica quickly spread to other manufactories around the world, stimulated by their success at the international exhibitions. This conference sets out to examine the production of late 19th- and early 20th-century majolica as a global phenomenon and to explore aspects of its manufacture, marketing, consumption and taste from an international perspective. It is the intention of the conference that a comparative approach to majolica production in Britain, France, Scandinavia, Hungary, Portugal and America will illuminate not only the history of majolica itself, but its wider place within contemporary national and international cultural debates about design and taste in the age of industrialization. 

Friday, May 16, 2014
9:30am-5pm

9:30am

Susan Weber
Founder and Director, Bard Graduate Center
“Welcome”

Andrew Morrall
Bard Graduate Center
“Introduction”

9:45am

Rebecca Wallis
Curator, Ceramics and Glass Section, Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass, The Victoria and Albert Museum
“Majolica and the South Kensington Museum”

10:15am

Oliva Rucellai
Museum Curator, Museo Richard-Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia, Sesto Fiorentino (Florence)
“Maiolica Made in Italy: Renaissance Revival from Forgery to Eclecticism”

10:45am

Coffee Break

11am

Yassana Croizat-Glazer
Independent Researcher
“Fueling the Fire of Invention: The Myths of Bernard Palissy”

11:30am

Cristina Ramos e Horta
Senior Curator, Museu de Cerâmica, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
“The Work of Portuguese ‘Neo-Palissy’ Ceramist Manuel Mafra (1831-1905) and the Great World's Fair Exhibitions of the 19th Century”

12pm

Panel Discussion

12:30pm

Lunch Break

2pm

Susan Weber
Founder and Director, Bard Graduate Center
“Swedish Majolica: Rorstrand and Gustavsberg”

2:30pm

Orsolya Kovács
Curator, Collection of Applied Arts, Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs, Hungary
“The Imitation and Adaptation as Ground of Aesthetical Revival: The Zsolnay Ceramic at the End of the 19th Century”

3pm

Coffee Break

3:15pm

David L. Barquist
The H. Richard Dietrich, Jr., Curator of Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art
“American Majolica, 1870-1900”

3:45pm

Arthur Mehlstäubler
Art Historian, Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe
“The Majolica Manufacture of the Grand Duke of Baden in Karlsruhe, Germany: The First 30 Years, 1901-1931”

4:15pm

Panel Discussion

4:45pm

Reception

 RSVP is required. Please click on the registration link at the bottom of this page or contact academicevents@bgc.bard.edu.

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