The Transition Network

New York City Chapter Event

View Event Calendar
Register for this Event

NYC Chapter Event: Virtual Tour of Majolica Mania at Bard Design Gallery

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Contact: Barbara Stahura

Majolica Mania at the Bard Design Gallery
An Interactive Small Group Virtual Tour

Bard’s Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915 will generate new awareness and appreciation for these unique designs. We will virtually view a selection of the almost 350 objects on display with a Bard educator. This museum-wide installation is the first major exhibition of Majolica in nearly four decades. 
Colorful, wildly imaginative, and technically innovative, Majolica ceramic ware was functional and aesthetic, modern and historicizing. Its subject matter reflects a range of Victorian preoccupations, from botany and zoology to popular humor and the macabre. The exhibition explores the considerable impact of Majolica, from wares used in domestic conservatories and dining rooms to monumental pieces displayed at world’s fairs.

Majolica Mania will present the diverse output of the originators and major manufacturers in England such as Minton, Wedgwood, and George Jones and other British potteries that emerged to capitalize on the craze. The migration of English craftsmen to the United States and the increasing demand for Majolica, in turn, encouraged production of this ware by important makers in New York City, Trenton, Baltimore, and the Philadelphia area.


Olivia Kalin
is Lead Educator at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery and a Lecturer at CUNY’s graduate program in museum education. She is also an educator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) and Wave Hill. She received her BA in Art History from Drew University and her MA in Art History and Art Museum Education from the CUNY Graduate Center.


Please Note: 

This Zoom event features a Bard Gallery educator who will interact with participants throughout her presentation of a selection of objects featured in the exhibit. Questions and comments are encouraged, and zoom cameras will be on. 

Payments by Credit Card Only. 

Registrations are not transferrable without authorization by the event organizer.

Requests for refunds must be received 14 DAYS before the event date. 
Send refund request to Committee Chair:

Material from, 20:43:47 September 16, 2021.
Copyright © The Transition Network 2021