To Turn Anew: A Celebration of Tim Philbrick

April 15, 2023

With its roots in the 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement, the Studio Furniture movement of the late 20th century used handmade, functional objects as a medium for intellectual and emotional expression, imbuing those objects with social and cultural concerns. Longtime Athenæum Board member Tim Philbrick (1952-2022) was a leading figure in the Studio Furniture movement and a dear friend to our institution. Join RISD President Emerita and Studio Furnituremaker Rosanne Somerson, MFA Boston curator Michelle Millar Fisher, collector Dr. Joseph A. Chazan, and moderator R. Tripp Evans for a reflection on this important movement and Tim’s contributions to it.


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Categories: Art History, Art, and Design, Athenæum, Local Interest