The 2001 Collecting the 20th Century Symposium

The Lectures

Saturday March 31
An Afternoon at the Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park, Museum Subway

1 pm
Fornasetti, Fun and Fantasy
The unique, whimsical style of Piero Fornasetti (1913 - 1988) is based on illusion, architectural perspective and recurring motifs. He combines the art of lithography with the design of functional pieces to create a visual delight.

Rosalind Pepall, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


1:45 pm
Mexican Silver Viva Taxco
Since the 1920s, Mexico has experienced a renaissance of magnificent hand wrought silver jewellery and decorative objects. Extensive research sheds new light on the life and art of Spratling, Aguilar, Castillo, Pineda amd others.

Penny Morrill, Collector and author, MacLean, Virginia

2:30 pm Refreshments

2:45 pm
Italian Glass Modern Design
For more than a thousand years, Venice has been an innovating center of glass production. Throughout the 20th century, many of the early techniques have been adapted to create remarkable designs now enjoying a revival in popularity.

Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York

3:30 pm
Ceramics of the 50s + 60s Innovative British Design
New trends in colour, pattern and design gave a distinctive look to post-war Staffordshire ceramics, now appreciated by young collectors.

Steven Jenkins, Designer and author, London, England

$75 ($68 ROM MEMBERS)

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