26th Annual Lecture Series: 2020-2021 Presenters

“Ecological Perspectives on Early American Material Culture”
Decorative Arts Trust Emerging Scholar and Grant Recipient of Decorative Arts Society

Cambra Sklarz is a PhD student in the Department of Art History at UC Riverside where she studies American art. Before starting her PhD program, she earned a M.A. in art history from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Ms. Sklarz has extensive professional experience in the arts in Southern California. She is currentlya  Curatorial Research Associate at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens and has held positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, California Lawyers for the Arts, and a photography gallery in Santa Monica. Ms. Sklarz earned her B.A. in art history from Tufts University and holds a J.D. from UCLA School of Law. She will travel to Winterthur to examine ways that 18th- and 19th-century artists and craftspeople incorporated waste or discarded goods into their decorative arts and methodologies as well as the practices of repairing, reusing, and repurposing objects.