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February 1, 2021 | Erin Dougherty
Free for Museum members. Preregistration required for all programs. Please go to high.org for details.
INSIDE THE COLLECTION: MONICA OBNISKI WITH JESSICA SMITH AND SUSAN FALLS
Thursday, March 4, 6 p.m., Zoom
Hear from the High’s Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Monica Obniski, as she talks to SCAD fibers professor Jessica Smith and SCAD liberal arts professor Susan Falls. Smith and Falls have recently published Overshot: The Political Aesthetics of Woven Textiles from the Antebellum South and Beyond, in which they discuss how “overshot” coverlets were, and continue to be, significant examples of material culture and what we can learn by examining the exhibition and interpretation of these materials within American public history. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the High’s “overshot” coverlets currently in storage.
FRAME IT UP
Thursday, March 18, 6 p.m., Zoom
Join us for an evening devoted to American frames and their fascinating history. This virtual event will explore the changing styles of frame fashion from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. This special focus comes at the conclusion of a multiyear special initiative to examine and upgrade frames for the High’s collection. Stephanie Heydt, Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art, will be in conversation with frame historians Simeon Lagodich and Tracy Gill, founders of Gill & Lagodich Fine Period Frame Gallery, New York.
Gudmund Vigtel Works on Paper Program:
FROM THE ARTIST’S STUDIO TO THE MUSEUM VAULT—THE FUNCTION OF DRAWINGS IN ART
Saturday, May 1, 2 p.m., Zoom
Reserve your spot for the annual Gudmund Vigtel Works on Paper Program. Hear from Nelda Damiano, the Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at the Georgia Museum of Art, as she explores how drawings have changed from working tools for artists to revered and collected objects.
Damiano was Associate Curator at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, and previously worked at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. She received her doctoral degree in art history from McGill University in Montreal and obtained a master’s in museum studies and a bachelor’s in French literature and art history from the University of Montreal.
A Canadian citizen, Damiano is fluent in French, English, and Italian. She considers herself a works on paper scholar first and foremost.
This program is generously supported by the Gudmund Vigtel Works on Paper Fund.