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Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites

decoration07 Oct. 2010|09 Oct. 2010

“Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” will be the subject of a conference and related exhibitions to be held 7–9 October 2010 at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) and at the Delaware Art Museum and the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate (Wilmington, DE). “Useful & Beautiful” will highlight the strengths of the University of Delaware’s rare books, art, and manuscripts collections; Winterthur’s important holdings in American decorative arts; and the Delaware Art Museum’s superlative Pre-Raphaelite collection (the largest outside Britain). All events will focus on the multitude of transatlantic exchanges that involved Morris, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic movements of the late nineteenth century. With a keynote lecture by Fred Kaplan, demonstrations by leading practitioners who make and design Arts and Crafts objects; special exhibitions; and a performance of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.


07 Oct. 2010|09 Oct. 2010
Newark (DE), Wilmington (DE)
University of Delaware (Newark, DE), with the assistance of the William Morris Society
  • Mark Samuels Lasner, Senior Research Fellow, University of Delaware Library
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