Behind the Morris Fabrics: William Morris and Victorian Design
November 22nd, 2018, 5-6pm
Theo Showroom
75 7TH Ave W
Vancouver, British Columbia

We welcome Professor Florence Boos as she explores the eternal design work of William Morris, arguably the most celebrated designer of the Arts and Crafts Movement. William Morris was a British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator and social activist who created some of the most recognizable design patterns of the 19th Century that are still enjoyed today.
Professor Florence Boos teaches at the University of Iowa with a special interest on the life and work of William Morris. As former president of the William Morris Society in the Unites states, Ms. Boos has extensively written and taught many aspects of William Morris's life (his writing, politics and art). In this one hour presentation Professor Boos will focus on Morris' design influences and how the designer, artist and writer created such a lasting impact with his near perfect designs.

Reserve a ticket for this VANCOUVER event HERE.

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE: Art in the Blood
November 26th, 2018, 7pm
789 Yonge Street, Toronto ON
Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium (main floor)
Toronto Reference Library

An illustrated lecture by Clifford Goldfarb; presented jointly with the Toronto Reference Library

Arthur Conan Doyle is known primarily for his Sherlock Holmes tales, though he wrote extensively and successfully in many genres, both fiction and non-fiction. It would be fair to describe him as a Renaissance Man, with surprising artistic connections/credentials. He was a member of a family of accomplished artists, had artistic skills of his own and even dabbled in architecture. The title comes from: “My ancestors were country squires, who appear to have led much the same life as is natural to their class. But, none the less, my turn that way is in my veins, and may have come with my grandmother, who was the sister of Vernet, the French artist. Art in the blood is liable to take the
strangest forms.” (Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: “The Greek Interpreter”).


WMSC Holiday Dinner
December 19th, 2018, 5:30pm
41 Willcocks Street, Toronto ON
Wedgewood Room
UofT Faculty Club


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