Wednesday, October 10, 2012

American Art Pottery talk in Pasadena Oct. 14

Not Just Another Pretty Vase: The Story of American Art PotterySunday, October 14, 2:00 pm
Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena 91103
The art pottery movement began in the late 1870's as a result of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, the writings of English design theorists, and the fashionable women’s hobby of china painting. Pottery styles changed during the following decades, sometimes leading popular taste, and sometimes following it, but always remaining contemporary with the times.

In his presentation, Donald S. Hall, an authority on the subject, will examine works of the Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati, along with other Ohio potteries including Roseville and Weller in addition to Tiffany and others. He will pay particular attention to some monumental works from the Van Briggle Pottery that are in the Fenyes Collection at PMH and how this Pottery fits into the larger picture.
This program is presented in celebration of the reopening of the Fenyes Mansion. PMH is launching a year’s worth of special programs and lectures related to the Mansion, the family, and the Victorian/Edwardian era.

Tickets: Members $10; Non- Members $15. Reservations suggested; please call 626.577.1660, ext. 10.

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