Thursday, March 28

2:00 p.m.

​Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design


Building a Collection:  the Robert A. Ellison, Jr.

Collection of American Art Pottery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Adrienne Spinozzi

​​Assistant Research Curator 
The American Wing

Luncheon reservations must be made by September 12.

From Blithewold’s Gardens in Bristol, RI to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Gardini Marinaressa: The Evolution of the RainKeep 

Hugh C. Robertson, Dedham Pottery, Dedham, Mass. Vase, ca. 1896-1908. Stoneware, H. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Robert A. Ellison Jr., 2018 (2018.294.68)


Thursday, October 25

2:00 p.m.

​Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design








Thursday, May 16

10:30 a.m.  

​Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design


Saggar-Fired Ceramics-Inspiration: Landscape


Suzanne Hill

Ceramics Artist

​Concord, MA

Annual meeting with Special Program:  ​


Gorham Silver:  Designing Brilliance 1850-1970



Elizabeth A. Williams, PhD

David and Peggy Rockefeller Curator of Decorative Arts and Design

RISD Museum


10:45  meeting

11:15 Exhibition Tour

​12:00 Catered Lunch

​(reservation only)





Thursday, April 18

2:00 p.m.

​Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design















Museum of Art, RISD

The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc.  1991.126.81.1

Museum of Art, RISD

The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc.  1991.126.25, .26

"The black is sterling, and will last forever":  Wedgwood's Basalt Scuplture and Other Treasures from the Mint Museum


Brian Gallagher

Curator of Decorative Arts

The Mint Museum


Wedgwood Outside the Box:  Fairyland Lustre



Stuart Slavid

​Skinner, Inc.

Friday, December 7​

The Hope Club

6:00 p.m. Reception for Christopher Monkhouse

6:45 p.m. Dinner

8:00 p.m.  Program



R​evisiting Ireland’s Long 18th Century through Art and Design: 1690-1840


Opening Luncheon

Thursday, September 20

12:00 noon

​Rhode Island Country Club





Gorham Manufacturing Company, American, 1831-, manufacturer
Fruit Stand,  1872
Silver with gilding
26.3 x 34 x 27.9 cm (10 3/8 x 13 3/8 x 11 inches)

Allison Newsome, Sculpture Artist

Gorham Manufacturing Company, American, 1831-
Pair of Fruit Stands,  1871
Silver with gilding
26 x 52.2 x 23.8 cm (10 1/4 x 20 9/16 x 9 3/8 inches)

Gorham Manufacturing Company, American, 1831-
Candelabra,  1879
Silver with gilding
87.6 x 53.3 x 53.3 cm (34 1/2 x 21 x 21 inches)




​Thursday, November 15

2:00 p.m.

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design


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Please note:  For all luncheons or dinner, please contact daisy.schnepel@verizon.net for information regarding reservations.

Bow Porcelain Factory (London, England, circa 1747–1774).  Plate, circa 1759–1762, soft-paste porcelain. Museum Purchase: Delhom Collection. 1965.48.383. Collection of The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Image Courtesy of Skinner, Inc. www.skinnerinc.com

 

Guests are most welcome at our programs! All programs are held at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI  (unless otherwise noted)











Mary Chase Perry, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Mich. Vase, ca. 1904. Earthenware, H. 18 ¾ in. (47.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Robert A. Ellison Jr., 2018 (2018.294.181)

 

Thursday, February 21

11:00 a.m.

​Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design



From Celadon to Black, Brown, and Red:

Iron Oxide as a Glaze Colorant and as a Pigment for Underglaze and Overglaze Painting


​Robert D. Mowry

Museum of Art, RISD

The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc.  1991.126.27

The Pottery and Porcelain Club, Inc.

William Greatbatch (British, 1735–1813). Tea Canister, Soup Plate, Teapot, circa 1765–1770, cream-colored earthenware, lead glaze. Fenton, Staffordshire, England. Delhom Collection. 1965.48.1413a-b; 1965.48.1477.2; 1965.48.918a-b. Collection of The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Image Courtesy of Skinner, Inc. www.skinnerinc.com