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The Decorative Arts of the South Carolina Fall Line

November 7, 2009

The South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, South Carolina

The MESDA Saturday Seminar goes “on the road” for the first time! On Saturday, November 7, 2009 MESDA’s Saturday Seminar will take place at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia South Carolina. Presented in cooperation with the South Carolina State Museum, the Historic Columbia Foundation, the McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina and the Fall Line Consortium, and in conjunction with a special exhibition of material culture from South Carolinas fall line region at the State Museum, seven speakers will address needlework, furniture, silver, pottery, paintings and photographs produced along South Carolina’s fall line.

Selected Topics and Speakers

“Signatures in Silk: Refinement Amid Transition along the South Carolina Fall Line” 
Patricia Veasey, Independent Scholar, Clover, North Carolina

“'From the Cradle to the Grave': The Impact of New Jersey Cabinetmakers on Columbia, SC, 1830- 1875"
John Sherrer, Director of Collections and Interpretation, The Historic Columbia Foundation

“Your Silver Must Always Be Real”
Rodger Stroup, Executive Director, South Carolina Department of Archives and History

"Clay and Commerce: Ceramics Along the Fall Line"

Jill Koverman, Curator of Collections, The McKissick Museum; Paul Matheny, Chief Curator of Art, The South Carolina State Museum

"Memory Makers: Fall Line Artists and Photographers, 1740- 1940"

Fritz Hamer, Chief Curator of History, The South Carolina State Museum; Alexis Thompson, Collections Manager, The Historic Columbia Foundation

Cost

$55 (Cost includes all sessions, seminar materials, and lunch)

Registration

Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required to ensure a place.  To register or receive a brochure please call 336-721-7360 or email MESDAPrograms@oldsalem.org.

About MESDA's Saturday Seminars

MESDA’s Saturday Seminar series presents new insights in southern decorative arts.  This fall’s series will explore Southern Stoneware on September 19 and examine the Mapping of the Early South on October 17.  The final Saturday Seminar will be “on the road” on November 7 at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, South Carolina for a look at The Decorative Arts of the South Carolina Fall Line in conjunction with the South Carolina State Museum, the Historic Columbia Foundation, the McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina, and the Fall Line Consortium.  Registration for each Saturday Seminar is $55; registration for two seminars is $100; registration for all three is $150.  For more information, or to register, call 336-721-7360, or email MESDAPrograms@oldsalem.org.

MESDA Saturday Seminars are made possible with the generous support of Brunk Auctions of Asheville, North Carolina.

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