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CSDA/CCAD Sundays: Treasures in the Attic - Favourite Holiday Traditions, December 5, 2021, 3PM

'Tis the season to be jolly, so you are invited to join the CSDA for a special seasonal version of our popular Sunday series, "Treasures in the Attic." Don a festive sweater, pour a cup of eggnog or mulled wine, and curl up in your favourite chair as fellow members of the CSDA present some of their most cherished ornaments, religious symbols, tableware and vintage decorations from a range of traditions being observed in the coming weeks. 

(This intimate event is member-only and will not be recorded.)

Event time: 3PM (EDT)

Register on Eventbrite HERE

Photo Credit: Charlotte Mickie

CSDA/CCAD Sundays: Introducing the Arts and Crafts Movement - January 9, 2022, 3 PM 

The Arts and Crafts Movement had a profound impact on architecture, design, and social thought in the latter 19th and early 20th centuries. In an richly illustrated lecture, Dr Carl Benn will introduce the ideas that informed the movement, will explore its concerns as it sought to promote good design, nurturing homes, and social reform, and will examine some of the decorative arts, architecture, and paintings created by such individuals as William Morris and Philip Webb in Britain as well as Gustav Stickley and Mary Augusta Heister Reid in North America.

Event time: 3PM (EDT)

Register on Eventbrite HERE

Image credit:  Pomona tapestry, designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and John Henry Dearle in the 1880s, made by Morris and Co.,           c. 1900. Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Before coming to Ryerson University in 2008, Dr Carl Benn worked in the museum field for 34 years, latterly as Chief Curator of the City of Toronto’s Museums and Heritage Services. There, he fulfilled senior curatorial and managerial duties, restored historical properties, curated exhibits, and produced other public resources. Carl has published extensively, including six history books, the most recent being A Mohawk Memoir from the War of 1812. His current book project examines the early history of the Royal Ontario Museum. Carl’s teaching at Ryerson focuses on museum history, curatorship, heritage management, material culture, and archaeology.

The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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