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Material Culture: What does it Include? With Michael Prokopow

Material culture is both a subject area and a methodology. This talk will consider the study of human-made and human-modified things and the ways that they are classified and why. Issues of function, decoration and style will be considered.


Dr. Michael J Prokopow is a cultural historian who writes about material life (including art, architecture, design and craft). He has published widely and is currently working on a project about middle class taste in North American after 1940. Most recently, he completed a book on the British painter Hurvin Anderson. He is a faculty member at OCAD University.

Register through Eventbrite here. A zoom link will be sent to all attendees prior to the event. 


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To participate in the 2021 virtual presentationsplease send the following to gilleslatour@csda-ccad.org

Images of your treasured decorative art / design pieces

Brief description of the object(s), perhaps provenance, why you choose the piece(s), and other details you would like to share (50-100 words)

Signed CSDA Photo Release Form (see link below)

For security purposes, we will only include your first name, if you choose to list this, with the image and description. 

We may post one or more of these objects on our website, newsletter and/or in Ornamentum™ based on whether you sign the attached form.

This is a members event, so if you are not a member and would like to participatejoin the CSDA  to receive our magazine Ornamentum™ and access to more events like these.

See link to Photo release form:  CSDA Photo Release Form.pdf

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of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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