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A BAKERY FOR THE MODERN WOMEN OF 1930s WILMINGTON

By Kate Budzyn, WPAMC Class of 2019 In preparation for an upcoming student-curated exhibition on shop interiors at Winterthur, each student researched a set of photographs from the Delaware Historical Society’s collection of historic images of local shop interiors. I was assigned to a gorgeous, Hopper-esque set of 1930s black-and-white images of Federal Bake [...]

By |2019-05-20T19:48:13+00:00May 20th, 2019|Featured|0 Comments

NATIONAL CYLINDER WELDING GOGGLES

By Elizabeth Humphrey, WPAMC Class of 2019 While browsing the shelves and glass cases at The Annex on Second, I noticed a bright red “National Goggles” box nestled next to mourning pendants, hair-work jewelry, and velvet gloves. Molly, the store’s proprietor, mentioned that she had found the goggles in her grandfather’s workshop. When I [...]

By |2019-05-20T19:47:29+00:00May 20th, 2019|Featured|0 Comments

FROM THE GROPIUS HOUSE TO OUR HOUSE

By Carrie Greif, WPAMC Class of 2019 By the time the Northern trip rolled around, I was deep in the thick of researching modernism in America for my upcoming thesis project on the previously undocumented mid-century modern furniture collection at Winterthur. I’d been cycling through a slew of influential texts that herald the philosophical [...]

By |2019-05-20T19:46:49+00:00May 20th, 2019|Featured|0 Comments

FROM JEWISH CULTURE TO POP CULTURE

By Katharine Fitzgerald, WPAMC Class of 2019 My favorite part of going on field studies with my Winterthur classmates is seeing new sides to places I thought I already knew. This year’s trip to southern New England opened my eyes to a new-to-me component of life in New England with visits to two historic [...]

By |2019-05-20T19:45:11+00:00January 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DISPLAY OF GLASS: COLLECTOR CONNECTIONS

By Brooke Baerman, WPAMC Class of 2019 Beauport, or the Sleeper-McCann House, is a 1907 mansion overlooking the rocky harbor of Gloucester, Massachusetts. A visitor there will immediately notice that every room is a complete display in itself, containing collections arranged with such finesse that the individual objects become a part of a larger [...]

By |2019-05-20T19:46:15+00:00December 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CONNOISING FENWAY: BOSTON’S JEWEL BOX

By RJ Lara, WPAMC Class of 2019 Amongst the smell of hot dogs and the sound of well-hit baseballs cracking off wood bats, ballparks offer a relaxed and low-stakes setting where I get to take part in two of my favorite pastimes: watching baseball and connoising. With popular baseball culture and the vernacular architecture [...]

By |2019-05-20T19:45:47+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A VISIT TO THE HANS HERR HOUSE

By Alexandra Rosenberg, WPAMC Class of 2019 One of my favorite aspects about classes at Winterthur is their hands-on nature. However, what I love even more is actually getting out of the classroom and museum in order visit other historic sites. The American Interiors class I am taking this semester enabled me to do [...]

By |2019-01-29T17:02:15+00:00November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MORE THAN ONE WAY TO MAKE A CHAIR

By Eliza West, WPAMC Class of 2019 As a craftsperson myself, I’m always intrigued by how other makers solve their problems. Connoisseurship classes at Winterthur provide me endless opportunities to explore this by analyzing some of the more technical aspects of the objects we study. Since September, we’ve been meeting with curator, Josh Lane, [...]

By |2018-12-21T18:23:08+00:00November 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

FOOD HISTORY, FOOD ACTIVISM, & “CHEWY” WORDS

By Rachel Asbury, WPAMC Class of 2018 I had the opportunity to attend the 3rd annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend at the National Museum of American History. It was a chance for museum professionals, researchers, chefs and cooking enthusiasts, and the general public to come together in a dialogue about the current state of food [...]

By |2018-12-04T20:29:09+00:00October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FOOD HISTORY, FOOD ACTIVISM, & “CHEWY” WORDS

HISTORIC GARDENS AS EDUCATIONAL SPACES

By Allison Robinson, WPAMC Class of 2018 More than a backdrop for the beautiful historic homes that we visited, garden spaces informed us about the dynamic relationship between people and the land that they lived on – both the ways in which the land shaped human activities and the ways in which people have [...]

By |2018-11-16T15:47:53+00:00October 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on HISTORIC GARDENS AS EDUCATIONAL SPACES