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Talk/Slide Show: Art historian Kristina Wilson

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A lifelong Gilmanton summer resident and an art history professor at Clark University, in Worcester, Kristina Wilson is a leading expert on furniture design and the author of Livable Modernism: Interior Decorating and Design During the Great Depression, published by Yale University Press. Now at work on a new book about the 1950s, Wilson will discuss how the Herman Miller Furniture Company incorporated ‘exotic’ tourist art from faraway lands in its advertising to give its products—including storage pieces, tables, and chairs—a global, cosmopolitan air.