American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation
Joseph Cunningham, Ph.D. is the director of ADA1900. He is the author of The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs, which received three prestigious awards, and curator of the accompanying exhibition. His prior publication Design Is Not Art was awarded the Robert Smith Award by the Decorative Art Society. Dr. Cunningham previously held the position of Curator and Department Head of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. He is a co-author of The Jewelry and Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann and a contributor to Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement.
Bruce Barnes, Ph.D. is the president and founder of ADA1900. He is a co-author and the editor of The Jewelry and Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann and the editor of The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs. In 1990, Dr. Barnes began collecting American decorative arts from the period around 1900, with a focus on the American Arts & Crafts and Prairie School movements and on American art pottery. Over two decades, he has assembled one of the definitive collections in this area, with over 300 objects, including furniture, ceramics, metalwork, lighting, glass and textiles.
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