Collectors at Home, Zoom Series
Updated: Aug 26, 2021
Created and Curated by Jennifer Franks for the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts
During the pandemic, most of us are spending more time at home. Collected objects of art and design may provide a comforting reminder of a missed friend or travels. In this spirit of public engagement, I created the Zoom series: “Collectors at Home” on behalf of the Canadian Soceity of Decorative Art / Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs (CSDA-CCAD).
For this series, the CSDA is encouraging member entries of contemporary to historic works of decorative art and design, which will be selected for a learning and sharing style format. As Curator, I will assist in the identification and narration of objects submitted, along with their owners, who will share their object stories. Some of these entries, with permission, will be featured in CSDA media, including its award-winning magazine, Ornamentum, Canada’s premier publication on decorative arts and design. Check the CSDA link for more details. Tell us your object stories.
Image: 1790 British porcelain cup and saucer with yellow ground and puce decoration acquired by the late American, Southern poet, Starkey Flythe, Object from Veru Art & Design, Photo by J. Franks).