On September 29th at 5:30pm Eastern, 2:30pm Pacific, The William Morris Society in the United States will host a digital talk by Dr. Anna Wager, Clarence A. Davis Visual Arts Curator at Hobart & William Smith Colleges and WMS-US board member.

Dr. Wager will explore the work of May Morris (1862-1938), an accomplished designer, embroiderer, public speaker, writer, educator, advocate for social causes, and founder of the Women’s Guild of Arts. Morris’s legacy is tied to her father, William Morris, and his role as the leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement. Recent scholarship and exhibitions have excavated Morris’s embroidery designs, objects, writings, and her influence on artistic communities. This talk will focus on the objects of her creation, and how her works fit into a broader nineteenth-century history of stitching and revolutionary action.

Embroidered book cover detail, threads in shades of gold and pink on green fabric. Design of stems and flowers.

Embroidered book cover by May Morris.


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If you are already a William Morris Society in the United States member, there is no need to register – all members will receive a link to the event via email. Find out more about joining the Society.


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