Virtual Cocktails & Collections
Every 3rd Thursday of the month, join us for a live virtual event featuring art from the MFA’s special exhibitions and Collection galleries. Make an art-inspired signature cocktail ahead of time (we’ll provide the recipe), and enjoy a specially curated art tour from home!
Featured exhibition — From Heath to Hedgerow: Doulton Lambeth Ware
Doulton Lambeth Pottery works were well-known for their industrial products up until the company presented a small selection of purely decorative vases, bowls, and jugs at the 1867 international exposition universelle in Paris. These artistic works, later collectively termed Doulton Lambeth ware, were the genesis of a new, uniquely British ceramic style.
Like the long artistic tradition of British landscape, rural genre scenes, and sporting imagery, Doulton Lambeth ware’s designs are tied to the countryside. Decorated in subtle earth-toned glazes of blue, brown, tan, and green, the line imitated nature. Much of the wares’ delicate incised and applied designs owes to the work of sisters Hannah and Florence Barlow who elegantly captured quintessentially English fields of sheep and wildflowers.
From Heath to Hedgerow is drawn from the collection of the late Eleanor and Leonard Davidov, on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts from the Davidov Family.
Signature cocktail — TBD (Get recipe here)
Erin Wilson joined the MFA’s curatorial team in 2017. She has been involved with such diverse exhibitions as Fairyland Lustre, The Darkly Magical World of Daisy Makeig-Jones (2018-19), and “The Grasshopper and the Ant” and Other Stories as told by Jennifer Angus (2019-20). Her most recent installation is Explore the Vaults: Abstraction and the American Scene. Wilson received her BA in Arts Administration from the University of Tampa, and her MA in Art History from the University of South Florida.
Free for MFA members, and $10 for not-yet members (members must register and log in to receive discount).
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