Coffee with a Curator | Paperweights, Their History from 1845 Through Today

Event Type Educational Lectures , Free Programs
Date calendar  Monday, November 8, 2021
Time clock  10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Location Isabel Hall

Glass paperweights may seem like lovely little objects but their history was shaped by two European Industrial Revolutions, the beginning of the postal system, and the Victorian language of flowers. This talk by guest curator Kathryn Sharbaugh will tell their story and how the FIA acquired more than 300 paperweights dating from 1845 to the present. The collection presents a myriad of techniques, styles, and themes that illustrate the skill and ability of those who made them, as well as their extraordinary intricate beauty.

Sponsored by Biggby Coffee, 3093 S. Linden Rd., Flint

Image: Clichy, French, 1837 - 1885. Cinquefoil Garland, ca. 1850. Glass, 3 1/16 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Richards, 1969.75.54

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