Friends of Decorative Arts: Dedee Aleccia
Dedee Aleccia, an instructor in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Eckerd College, will explore Art Nouveau. This art and design movement had its greatest impact in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. With its sinuous lines and floral motifs, Art Nouveau was inspired by natural forms. Ms. Aleccia will specifically look at the work of Belgian architect and interior designer Victor Horta, known for his stylized, sensuous double-curves.
Next month: Peter Tush, Curator of Education at the Salvador Dali Museum, will spotlight the fascinating jewelry Dali created in the late 1940s and 1950s.
The decorative arts have been an important part of the Museum collection from the very beginning. FODA programs are entertaining and informative and provide opportunities to make new friends. Annual dues are $20, in addition to Museum membership. To join, please contact Membership Coordinator Kathryn Reina: Kathryn@fine-arts.org or 727.896.2667, ext. 248. Non-FODA members can attend programs for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator. These programs will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m.