The Decorative Arts Trust is a 501-C3 non-profit membership organization. Our mission is to provide education in the field of American decorative arts through symposiums, newsletters, website and support of graduate students in related fields.
Our emphasis on student support has grown through the years and now is an extremely important focus for the Trust. Through donations to the Dewey Lee Curtis Scholarship Fund the Trust supports scholarships to our symposium around the country, research grants for thesis and dissertation work, sponsorships to four leading museum study programs, and yearly internships for recent graduates of Masters or PhD programs. The Trust feels that support of our young people particularly in these difficult economic times is essential.
By making a tax deductible donation to the Dewey Lee Curtis Scholarship Fund you can help support these efforts and, hopefully, increase them.
Another way to help the Trust is to donate to the John H. S. Sweeney
Lectureship Fund. This fund sponsors a lecturer at both the spring and fall Decorative Arts Trust symposiums. To honor the work John did over the years with the Winterthur Fellows program, this honorarium goes to a young lecturer.