Beth Carver Wees | Talking Reflections on American and European Silver
Explore treasured 17th- and 18th-century American silver in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Met curator Beth Carver Wees will bring the pieces to life by highlighting the narratives these objects tell. Deeply personal and human, this singular art form remains ideal for honoring personal, civic, and professional accomplishments. The objects’ stories simply await our investigation. After a short talk, Carver Wees and Ghenete Zelleke will discuss American and European silver in Mia’s collection, followed by a Q & A.
Beth Carver Wees is the Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She formerly was curator of decorative arts at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. Her catalogue of the Met’s Early American silver was published in 2013. Ghenete Zelleke is Mia’s James Ford Bell Curator of Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture.
$10; $5 My Mia members, free for Decorative Arts, Textiles and Sculpture Affinity Group members.
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