Lecture: "A Mind at Work: May Morris and Subversive Stitching"

In this presentation, Anna Wager will explore the work of May Morris (1862–1938), an accomplished designer, embroiderer, public speaker, educator, advocate for social causes, and founder of the Women's Guild of Arts. Morris's legacy is tied to her father William Morris, and his role as the leader of the British Arts & Crafts movement. This talk will focus on the objects of her creation, and how her work fits into a broader nineteenth-century history of stitching and revolutionary action.

Wager is the Clarence A. Davis Visual Arts Curator at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Washington and is a member of the William Morris Society Board.

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