Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture
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 $20 in addition to Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2PM during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator.
Upcoming events follow:
April 14: Gifted glass artist Duncan McClellan will discuss his vibrant work, the evolution of glass as an art form, and some of his local initiatives like The DMG School Project. Through his art and studio/gallery, Mr. McClellan has been a leader in establishing the area and specifically the city as a developing glass center. Many significant figures have shown their work and lectured at his gallery, and his own pieces are part of important public and private collections. His influence on the arts in the community cannot be overstated.
May 12: Noted collector Jim Sweeny will introduce the Bauhaus, founded by Walter Gropius and active from 1919-1925 in Weimar and from 1925-1932 in Dessau. The school’s goal was the reunification of the arts and crafts with architecture to create a total work of art. The Bauhaus had an international impact, still felt today. The faculty included such luminaries as architects Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, as well as Gropius, and artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Josef and Anni Albers, Lionel Feininger, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.