Things Still Treasured: Traditional Decorative Forms in the Permanent Collection

  • Lucinda Carpenter, Tweeter and Abigail Forrester, 1841, cut paper silhouette, Auguste Edouart, born Dunquerque, France 1789, died Guines, France 1861, Museum purchase 2010.124.2

    Lucinda Carpenter, Tweeter and Abigail Forrester, 1841, cut paper silhouette, Auguste Edouart, born Dunquerque, France 1789, died Guines, France 1861, Museum purchase 2010.124.2

    The Columbus Museum

The Things Still Treasured Traditional Decorative Forms in the Permanent Collection exhibition is now open and will be on display through Sunday, August 19, 2012 in the Yarbrough Gallery. The Columbus Museum’s American art and regional history collections include thousands of historical artifacts as well as decorative arts, folk art, textiles, paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The fascinating objects selected for this exhibition include Tiffany art glass, parasols and embroidered items from the costume collection, historical silhouettes and contemporary cut paper works, portrait miniatures, a plaster relief portrait, Wedgwood cameos, a bracelet and wreath made from hair, and a clock with a case resembling a Gothic Cathedral. These objects showcase the traditional decorative arts and design that have inspired the artists in Past is Present, an exhibition in the Third Floor Galleries that will open in May and run concurrently with this exhibit.

As an American art and regional history museum, and the second largest general museum in Georgia, the Columbus Museum offers a diverse collection to the public. The Museum houses over 14,000 artifacts and objects that tell the story of the Chattahoochee River Valley’s development, an American fine art collection from a host of renowned American artists, a hands-on gallery for children, and the finest traveling exhibitions from across the U.S.

For more information about the Columbus Museum or the Things Still Treasured Traditional Decorative Forms in the Permanent Collection exhibition and the educational programming associated with the exhibit, please visit www.columbusmuseum.com.

 

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