The International Museum of Dinnerware Design’s fourth presentation in their Unforgettable Dinnerware virtual lecture series.
Featuring Lindsay Pracht and Gregory Spinner
Two collectors of modern dinnerware share some of their favorite tablecloths, featuring designs by Marguerita Mergentime, Ruth Reeves, Marion Dorn, Dororthy Liebes, and Mary Wright. These women, working at the top tier of industrial design during the first half of the 20th century, brought modern sensibilities to a deep appreciation of traditional textile arts. Pracht and Spinner will weave together biographical and historical information with vivid photos of colorful tablescapes.
Lindsay Pracht is an art historian turned corporate communication executive. She collects the designs of Russel and Mary Wright, and likes to squint when she walks by locations of long-lost New York City restaurants to imagine what dining there was like.
Gregory Spinner teaches at Skidmore College, where he has curated exhibitions at the Frances Young Tang Museum. He collects a variety of mid-century modern dinnerware, which he complements with vintage textiles and fresh-from-the-garden home cooking.