Carol and Les Ballard Lecture Series: "Scarlett Has an iPad: New Approaches to
Southern Decorative Arts"
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens present a compelling look at the way technological innovations of the last decade have revolutionized the study of American decorative arts, particularly in the South. Robert Leath, vice president of collections and research for Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, N.C., discusses the technological revolution that has spawned new discoveries about the lives of artists and cabinetmakers. Information that used to take weeks to compile can now be gathered in hours, even minutes.