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Joan Stacke-Graham Lecture


Julius Bryant

“Minton Majolica in the Service of Architecture”

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bard Graduate Center Lecture Hall

38 West 86th Street

New York City

The lecture is free to the public, but registration is required

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Mr. Bryant is Keeper of Word and Image at the Victoria and Albert Museum, with responsibility for paintings, prints, drawings, designs, architecture, miniatures, watercolors, photographs, The National Art Library, the Archive of Art & Design, and for liaison over the Royal Institute of British Architects’ collection of architectural drawings at the V&A. He was previously Chief Curator and Director of Museums and Collections at English Heritage (1990-2005). The author has co-curated a series of major exhibitions with Dr. Susan Weber for the Bard Graduate Center and the V&A, including: James ‘Athenian’ Stuart, 1713-1788, The Rediscovery of Antiquity, William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain, and currently John Lockwood Kipling (father of Rudyard Kipling) for the V&A and the BGC in 2017.

This lecture series honors Joan Stacke-Graham, founding member of the Majolica International Society and co-author of Majolica: A Complete History and Illustrated Survey. The lectureship is funded by a grant from members of the Majolica International Society and hosted at Bard Graduate Center with the aim of fostering scholarly inquiry and publication on Victorian majolica as decorative art.