Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 5:30pm
Indian Nationality Room, Cathedral of Learning 0327
Join us for a conversation on the work and practice of turn-of-the-century artist, designer, and decorator Lockwood de Forest and the Ahmedabad Wood Carving Company. World History Center GSA Katie Loney (History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh) and PhD candidate Nina Blomfield (History of Art, Bryn Mawr College) will discuss two upcoming exhibitions on the furnishings made by de Forest and the Ahmedabad Wood Carving Company as well as the designer’s interior decorating programs at Bryn Mawr College. “India in America:” East Indian Furnishings Between Ahmedabad and Bryn Mawr is a digital exhibition curated by Katie Loney and supported by the World History Center. “All-Over” Design: Lockwood de Forest Between Ahmedabad and Bryn Mawr, curated by Nina Blomfield, will open at Bryn Mawr College on October 24, 2019 with an accompanying catalog to be released in 2020.
To read more about “India in America:” East Indian Furnishings Between Ahmedabad and Bryn Mawr, see: http://bit.ly/PittWHC
To read more about “All-Over” Design: Lockwood de Forest Between Ahmedabad and Bryn Mawr, see: http://bit.ly/All-Over_Design
This event is sponsored by the World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh. A partner event will be held on November 8, 2019 at Bryn Mawr College, where Katie and Nina will lead an object-study session on furnishings commissioned and designed by Lockwood de Forest and made by the Ahmedabad Wood Carving Company. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.