ARLIS/NA Decorative Arts Round Table
Submitted by Stephen H. Van Dyk, Co-Moderator
Greta Earnest (Bard Graduate
Center for Studies in Decorative Arts). Moderator –2002
Linda Seckelson (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Co-Moderator –2003
Stephen H. Van Dyk (Cooper-Hewitt Museum) Co-Moderator –2003
Twelve attended the Decorative
Arts Round Table (DART) business meeting on March 24, 2003 at the ARLIS/NA
conference in St. Louis. As with
many DART meetings, the central focus was a discussion of panels or workshops
that could be created for the next ARLIS/NA conference.
The group supported the idea that DART should continue to act as a
discussion group for those interested in design, decorative art, and craft and
that –though round tables would not actually sponsor a session – the annual
meeting business meeting was a good forum for formulating and promoting panels
of interest to ARLIS members. Several
panel proposals for the Baltimore conference were discussed.
It was decided that DART should pursue three themes: Baltimore collectors
(Linda Seckelson); traditional decorative arts associated with the Baltimore
region –quilts-furniture-silver (Elizabeth Broman [Cooper-Hewitt Museum]&
Kathy Woodrell [Library of Congress]); and Cabinets of Curiosity (Greta Earnest
& Stephen Van Dyk).
Linda Seckelson and Stephen Van Dyk were elected co-moderators for DART for 2003.