26TH ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES: 2020-2021 PRESENTERS
“Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Market”
Curator at Reeves Museum of Ceramics, Washington and Lee University
“Ecological Perspectives on Early American Material Culture”
Decorative Arts Trust Emerging Scholar and Grant Recipient of Decorative Arts Society
Ron Fuchs II is the Senior Curator at the Reeves Museum of Ceramics, part of the Museums at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Ron is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the Winterthur Program in Early American Material Culture at the University of Delaware. He teaches, lectures, and writes widely on ceramics and is the past chair of the board of the American Ceramic Circle, one of the nation’s largest organizations of ceramics curator, scholars, and collectors.
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.