Meredith Martin

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Popular among European elites during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries but also present in Asia and Africa, the “porcelain room” was a unique architectural phenomenon associated with expanding global trade, intercultural curiosity, and consumerism. Martin’s talk explores its history and its echoes in Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection.