Sunflower chest, detail, circa 1690, Wethersfield, Connecticut, oak, pine, maple, Part of collection at Mission House, MH.F.A.7

Conversations in Craft at Fruitlands Museum

Curated by the Trustees’ Senior Curator, Christie Jackson, this collaboration of Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Mass., with the acclaimed North Bennet Street School (NBSS) of Boston will feature newly-created, original pieces of wooden furniture made by twelve select staff and alumni from NBSS alongside historical pieces of furniture from the Trustees collections.

Each participant worked closely with Jackson to select a piece of historical furniture to respond to, and they will “answer” in a range of ways -not with copies or reproductions, but in some cases with a contemporary companion to an 18th or 19-century object, such as a chair for a desk, or floral inlay that seems to bloom in response to bud-like inlay made in the 1820s. Each pair of objects – old and new – will be displayed together.

Conversations in Craft explores the stories of these historic objects, discovering the ways they were crafted, and creating new dialogues between old and new with contemporary interpretations. Through these conversations, the exhibition celebrates the rich tradition of cabinetmaking in New England that continues to this day.

shown: Sunflower chest, detail, circa 1690, Wethersfield, Connecticut, oak, pine, maple, Part of collection at Mission House, MH.F.A.7

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