- 4:00 p.m.
The 21st Annual
Parsons & Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Graduate Student
Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design will present Dr. Thomas Denenberg, Director of Shelburne Museum, and a scholar of the retrospective culture of New England, who will be the symposium's Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Keynote speaker.
All design engages with the past, even if only to deny it, but many movements in design an decorative arts history are founded on conscious revivals of the past. Whether Egyptian, Greek, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Colonial, or Modernist, revivals can look back just a few decades or millennia. Revivals can be soberly archaeological or promote a historical fantasy. Some revivalist movements are primarily stylistic, while, for others, idealized notions of history are invested with social, political or moral meaning in the present.
Full schedule to be announced.