Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The Women of the Saturday Evening Girls Pottery

6:00 – 6:30 P.M. Reception
6:30 – 7:30 P.M. Lecture

Presented by: Nonie Gadsden, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Saturday Evening Girls (or SEG) was established in 1899 as a social club meant to introduce the young immigrant women of Boston's North and West Ends to American art, literature, and culture. Championed and financially supported by Boston philanthropist Helen Osborne Storrow, the club is know for its Paul Revere Pottery, the child-oriented brightly-colored pottery which is still sought after today. The SEG became a national social model with its wares and its story is a fascinating look into the settlement house movement of the early 20th century.

PLEASE RSVP for this event to Peggy Clarke by calling (781) 643-3292.

Location: The West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, Suite 7, Boston, MA 02114.

Admission: $10.00 Members VSA/NE and West End Museum; $15.00 Nonmembers..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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