Joan Stacke-Graham Lecture
Laura Microulis, PhD
“New Discoveries in American Majolica”
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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
Dr. Laura Microulis will present new evidence on the design, manufacture, and attribution of majolica produced in America from the last quarter of the nineteenth century. With a particular focus on the Arsenal Pottery located in Trenton, New Jersey, and the Harrison Peekskill Pottery Works in upstate New York, Dr. Microulis will highlight some of the distinctive American expressions of majolica while framing the material within its historical, social, and cultural context.
Dr. Microulis is a Research Associate at Bard Graduate Center. A material culture scholar with a specialization in nineteenth-century decorative arts and design, Dr. Microulis received her PhD from BGC in 2016. She has published articles in Furniture History, Studies in the Decorative Arts, and The Magazine Antiques and has lectured on topics ranging from the sources of Aesthetic Movement taste to the influence of patrons and collectors on the decorative arts.
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.