A Taste for Porcelain: The Virginia A. Marten Collection of Decorative Arts

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In 2014 the Snite Museum published A Taste for Porcelain: The Virginia A. Marten Collection of Decorative Arts.  This collection catalogue features twenty-two eighteenth-century decorative artworks assembled over twenty-two years by Emeritus Curator of Western Art Stephen J. Spiro and was generously supported by Snite Museum Advisory Council member Virginia Marten.  

The primary authors are the world-renowned scholars of French art— Dr. Gabriel P. Weisberg and Yvonne Weisberg, who spent time in Europe researching the French works in the collection.  Margaretta Higgins art history graduate intern Rachel Schmid, MA ’13, prepared essays on seven works created by the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, under the direction of Snite Museum Curator of European Art Cheryl Snay. Research Associate Elizabeth Sullivan, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, prepared entries on other German, as well as Italian and British, artworks within the Marten Collection.

For more information about the catalog and the collection see the Decorative Arts page, under Collections.

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