A PASSION FOR THE PAST
New Acquisitions from the Schoenknecht~Paul Collection
PART II: THE INTERNATIONAL STYLE EVOLUTION 1880 -1960
July 8, 2016 to October 17, 2016
Inspired by the Mobile Museum of Art’s growing collection of contemporary ceramics and glass, decorative art collectors Charles G. Schoenknecht and Ward A. Paul committed to make a substantial gift from their collection of 19th and 20th century American and European glass and ceramics, including metalwork, assembled over the last 40 years. A PASSION FOR THE PAST, PART II: THE INTERNATIONAL STYLE EVOLUTION 1880 -1960 presents for the first time highlights from this gift beginning with objects from the Aesthetic Style (1880s), Art Nouveau (1890 -1914), Arts and Crafts Movement (1900 -1914), Art Moderne (1920 -1940) and Mid-Century Modernism (1950 – 1960).