SATURDAY BANQUET SPEAKER

Gerald W.R. Ward

Katharine Lane Weems Senior  Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture Emeritus at the Museum of Fine  Arts, Boston

 "Frozen in Time: The Museum as History's Clock."

Gerald W.R. Ward
Faculty, MA Fine and Decorative Art and Design, New York
PhD, Boston University; BA, Harvard University

Gerry Ward is a Senior Consulting Curator and the Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture Emeritus at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where his projects include an in-depth assessment of the MFA’s extensive collection of American furniture, an exhibition on Boston furniture for the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2013, and research on the Irish presence in early Boston decorative arts for the 2012 Dublin Seminar. He has served as the assistant curator at the Yale University Art Gallery and as an editor at the Winterthur Museum. Ward is a past president of the Decorative Arts Society, a Fellow of The Pilgrim Society, a Proprietor of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, a member of the National Council of the Newport Historical Society, and has served as a member of the editorial boards of Winterthur Portfolio and American Furniture.

Gerry Ward's presentation is generously sponsored by New England Gallery