From our fellow #smithsonian friends across the mall • • • Repost from @amhistorymuseum @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost 39° and overcast? Hot chocolate now, please! And not in one of those cardboard cups. Nope. We want it in a fancy trembleuse, a ceramic cup with a lid and saucer. This one was most likely used to drink hot chocolate or coffee.
During the 18th century, the preparing, serving, and consuming of chocolate and coffee became a ritualistic affair for the middle classes.
While it had been popular with upper classes for a century earlier, the desire to mimic the upper classes led to a proliferation of utensils and serving ware to enhance the experience.
We hope you have a cozy and well-caffeinated Friday, history fans. Stay warm! ☕️❄️ #SmithsonianFood#FoodHistory#DCweather#HotChocolate#Ceramics
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DADH Alumna Colette Loll (2009), Founder/Director of ART FRAUD based in Washington DC, will be speaking at the next International Conference on Artwork Expertise (ICAE) in March in Rio de Janeiro. Colette’s focus will be new identification and protection technologies used in the arts and culture sector. #successfulalumni#dadh#corcoran#decartscareers
Special visit today with Curator Dr. Simon Rettig at the Freer Sackler for Prof. Deans’ Materiality is the Book class. Students get a privileged in-depth look at the evolution of decorative binding materials and techniques from Near Eastern cultures. The classes favorite? 18th-19th century lacquer bindings. #booklovers#designhistory#materials#decoration#dadh#freer#smithsonian
TOMORROW: Join us at our first lecture "Conscious Collecting for the 21st Century" by Elizabeth Chase as part of this year's DESIGN+DISCOURSE lecture series at the Textile Museum @gwmuseum from 12:00-1:00pm. Elizabeth Chase will discuss her research on current associations between design and collecting and what it means to consume and collect for modern society. We look forward to seeing you there! #dadh#designhistory#designanddiscourse @corcoran_gw @chase_elizabethw @smithsonianassociates #smithsonian#gwu#design