Symposium CFP: William Edmondson in Context

Vanderbilt University and Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Nashville, TN On August 12, 2021, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens will open The Sculpture of William Edmondson: Tombstones, Garden Ornaments, and Stonework, the first solo large-scale museum presentation of the artist’s work in over twenty years. In conjunction with this exhibition, Cheekwood and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Vanderbilt University are pleased to announce … Continue reading Symposium CFP: William Edmondson in Context

New Publications

Two exciting publication updates to begin the summer! I contributed an essay on the reception and collection of work by the English sculptor Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) in the United States to Lynn Chadwick: A Sculptor on the International Stage (2019). Chadwick specialist Michael Bird edited the beautifully illustrated book and also contributed the wonderful lead essay. Available now at via Scheidegger & Spiess, Amazon, and … Continue reading New Publications

Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné Project

I am delighted to announce that I have been appointed Director of the newly launched Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné Project. The Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné Project seeks to document and research the diverse and extensive artistic practice of the Italian-American artist Harry Bertoia (1915-1978). The goal is to provide a comprehensive record and resource of the artist’s work, and will include his painting, graphics (including … Continue reading Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné Project

Chicago Design

The Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago has made 2018 an absolutely tremendous year to see, experience, appreciate, and learn about the rich, impactful, complicated histories of art and design in Chicago. November is shaping up to be quite a month for design history in particular. Three exhibitions will shed new insight into significant aspects of Chicago design history: Chicago Cycles: 150 Years of Bicycle Design and Innovation at … Continue reading Chicago Design

Learning About Edgar Miller

Have you heard of Edgar Miller? I have been hard-pressed, even amongst Chicago (art) history aficionados, to find many people who answer in the affirmative. Born in 1899 in Idaho and spending a part of his childhood in Australia, Miller moved in Chicago in 1917 to attend the Art Institute of Chicago. Over the next fifty years, he produced an extraordinary body of work that … Continue reading Learning About Edgar Miller