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College of Arts & Sciences
McKissick Museum


Compagnie des Cristalleries de St. Louis, Vase, circa 1919-1925. Acid-cut cameo glass, 5 x 3. McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Collection of William States Belser.

Nostalgia for Nature

August 19, 2017 through June 2, 2018

By the late nineteenth century industrialization had transformed Western society. Artists and designers looking to resist the Machine Age created their own artistic movements, specifically the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau. What these styles had in common was a revival of the applied decorative arts making them affordable to the general public. This exhibition will feature objects made by Emile Gallé, René Lalique, Tiffany Studios, Rookwood Pottery and others.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 to Saturday, June 2, 2018