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Meissen porcelain figurine wearing a hat and holding a cup

All Walks of Life: A Journey with The Alan Shimmerman Collection

Thu February 16, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Helen E. Gardiner Lecture
Generously supported by Alan Shimmerman

Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Sigalas, David W. Dangremond Associate Curator for Collections Research, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Dr. Vanessa Sigalas will introduce the people of 18th-century Saxony, Paris, London, and St. Petersburg through the Meissen porcelain sculptures of the Alan Shimmerman Collection. Johann Joachim Kaendler, along with his fellow modellers and painters at Meissen, captured glimpses of everyday life by paying meticulous attention to the smallest details: the carefully arranged tray of a trinket seller, the personal writing of a love letter, the larding tools of a cook preparing a hare. The Shimmerman Collection’s focus on groups of criers and artisans provides a fresh look at the creation, production, and distribution of Meissen porcelain. This lecture is based on the recently published collection catalogue of the same name.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Vanessa Sigalas is the David W. Dangremond Associate Curator for Collections Research at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. Her research focuses on European decorative arts, especially German porcelain and ivory. She also serves as the Managing Editor of the American Ceramic Circle Journal.


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