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Society of Arts + Crafts
100 Pier Four Boulevard Suite 200, Boston, Massachusetts 02210
No, not the whiskey. Join us and our friends from the Nichols House Museum on Thursday, August 24 at 6:30pm for a historical craft discussion panel of the Nichols sisters. The event will take place at 100 Pier 4 Blvd, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02210. Light refreshments will be served.
As part of the thematic programming associated with the Nichols House Museum's current exhibit, Makers' Marks, Art Craft and the Fiber of Change, three art historians will discuss their research on contemporary craft practices.
The Nichols sisters came of age during the Arts and Crafts movement (1880 — 1910), which called for a return to handcrafts for the sake of beauty, quality and social progress. These values impacted the educations, careers and politics of the Nichols sisters. Letters, memoirs and objects in the museum's collection tell the story of their work with sewing, pottery and woodworking. Beyond being object makers, the Nichols sisters utilized their skills to educate and advocate for people from diverse backgrounds.
The participants in this panel will discuss their own research and experience decorative arts and hand-making in order to re-interpret the ideas that were important to the Nichols family in a contemporary context.
Dina Deitsch: Director and Chief Curator of the Tufts and SMFA Art Galleries, and Makers' Marks exhibition juror
Maggie Dimock: Assistant Curator, Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College
Emily Zilber: Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the MFA (and a treasured Society Trustee)