Keynote: Majolica: A World View
DateThursday, May 15, 2014
Time6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PlaceLecture Hall, 38 West 86th St.
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.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Jeffrey L. Collins
Professor and Chair, Bard Graduate Center
Bard Graduate Center
“Majolica and Tradition”
The symposium is free. It will take place in the Lecture Hall at 38 West 86th Street, between Columbus Avenue & Central Park West, in New York City.
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