Heath Ballowe (MA ’23 candidate) carried out a project for British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO) researching the Long Gallery at Castle Howard.

Nicolas de Godoy Lopes (PhD candidate) and Geoffrey Ripert (PhD candidate) have developed a three-part creative research workshop entitled Mind Over Matter? Exploring Making designed to foster participants’ understanding of objects through exploration of the processes by which they are made. Each session of the workshop will tackle a particular theme (rhythm, color, shape), and each will feature a guest, including Drew Thompson, associate professor of visual culture and Black Studies (February 15); Jennifer Mass, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Cultural Heritage Science (February 23); and Hadley Jensen, BGC MA and PhD and curator of the upcoming exhibition, Shaped by the Loom: Weaving Worlds in the American Southwest (March 5).

Christina De León (PhD candidate) and Jorge Rivas (PhD ‘18) participated in a virtual dialogue for the Decorative Arts Trust, during which they discussed the decorative arts as well as collecting histories at their respective institutions, Cooper Hewitt and Denver Art Museum.

Caroline Elenowitz-Hess (PhD candidate) curated an online exhibition for the Underpinnings Museum called Silken Petals: Flowers, Femininity, and Lingerie that opened on November 1.

Colin Fanning (MA ‘13, PhD candidate) was appointed assistant curator in the Department of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a role that has responsibility for historic material as well as modern and contemporary design.

Kenna Libes (PhD candidate) presented “‘I was a mighty dressed up bride’: Nineteenth-Century African American Wedding Dress in the Federal Writers Project Narratives (1936-8)” at the Costume Society of America’s southeastern regional meeting.

Emma McClendon (PhD candidate) was featured as an interviewee in an episode of PBS’s American Experience. The episode is titled “Riveted: The History of Jeans,” and it aired on February 7.

Laura Mogulescu (MA ‘22 candidate) and Rebecca Klassen (MA ‘11) and curated Art for Change: The Artist and Homeless Collaborative at the New-York Historical Society (NYHS), on view until April 3, 2022. Klassen is associate curator of material culture and Mogulescu is curator of women’s history collections at NYHS.

Sarah Scaturro (PhD candidate) has curated an exhibition called Cycles of Life: The Four Seasons Tapestries about the conservation and life story of the Four Seasons tapestry suite in the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibition will be on view through February 19, 2023.