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Friends of Decorative Arts

FODA Event, Studio Visit: Prism Yarn

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  FODA is visiting fiber artist Laura Bryant’s studio, Prism Yarn. Part of Bryant’s process begins with the meticulous task of dyeing fibers, which she does in her own studio. Visitors can see these first stages, and view some of the final creations hung throughout the studio. This event is…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Highlights From the Asian Art Collection

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: West African Textiles

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Jean Schlumberger

January 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Fairyland Lustre

February 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level…

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Friends of Decorative Arts Handling Session: A Closer Look at Dutch and American Furniture

February 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  This program will feature the careful examination of two pieces of purportedly 18th century furniture—one Dutch and one American— to learn about construction methods, style, finish, and ultimately, authenticity. We will also discuss what makes a piece museum worthy, and how the museum both acquires and de-accessions works. Lead…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Antioch Mosaics at the MFA: Past, Present, and Future

March 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum…

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