Please join us for a great talk about the celebration of objects and imagery created in response to society's love of wine! Leslie Grigsby will explore her recently concluded Winterthur exhibit (April 2012-January 2013), Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition, a joyous celebration of objects and imagery created in response to society's love of wine.
This exhibit featuring more than 300 objects explored how wine was marketed, consumed, and enjoyed in America and Britain from the 1600s through the 1800s. The materials ranged from wine bottles, decanters, and cellarettes, to lead figures of Bacchus and Champagne Charlie song sheets. Advertisements, trade cards, pattern books and other paraphernalia provided vivid examples of cultural values and attitudes of the times.
Speaker: Leslie Grigsby, Winterthur's Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass
Sponsor: Delhom Service League, Ceramics Affiliate of The Mint Museum
William Hogarth. Midnight modern conversation, 1733. © Museum of London.