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DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN

The Decorative Arts and Design collection comprises European and American furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles, arms and armor, architectural elements, and period rooms from the Renaissance to the present day. Collection strengths include 18th century European ceramics and silver, 19th century American decorative arts, and modern and contemporary design.

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Curator

David Conradsen is the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Associate Curator of Decorative Arts and Design. David holds a M.A. in Early American Culture from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Program. He has been with the Saint Louis Art Museum since 1994.

David is currently organizing an exhibition for 2015 on mid-century modern design in St. Louis. Author of the exhibition catalogues Useful Beauty: American Decorative Arts from St. Louis Collections and University City Ceramics: Art Pottery of the American Woman’s League, he also recently contributed an essay on early exhibitions and collections of Newcomb Pottery to The Art & Craft of Newcomb Pottery, a forthcoming book published by Tulane University.

In the Museum galleries, David has recently curated reinstallations of architectural elements by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and George Grant Elmslie, and 18th-century English pottery from the collection.

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The Decorative Arts and Design collection comprises European and American furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles, arms and armor, architectural elements, and period rooms from the Renaissance to the present day. Collection strengths include 18th century European ceramics and silver, 19th century American decorative arts, and modern and contemporary design.

View our Decorative Arts and Design Collection

Curator

David Conradsen is the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Associate Curator of Decorative Arts and Design. David holds a M.A. in Early American Culture from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Program. He has been with the Saint Louis Art Museum since 1994.

David is currently organizing an exhibition for 2015 on mid-century modern design in St. Louis. Author of the exhibition catalogues Useful Beauty: American Decorative Arts from St. Louis Collections and University City Ceramics: Art Pottery of the American Woman's League, he also recently contributed an essay on early exhibitions and collections of Newcomb Pottery to The Art & Craft of Newcomb Pottery, a forthcoming book published by Tulane University.

In the Museum galleries, David has recently curated reinstallations of architectural elements by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and George Grant Elmslie, and 18th-century English pottery from the collection.




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