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

Upcoming Events

Amber Cowan at Hellery Gallery
  • December 6, 2018 - January 5, 2019
  • New York, New York
We Live in an Ocean of Air, 2018
  • December 7, 2018 - January 20, 2019
  • London, United Kingdom

Marshmallow Laser Feast – We Live in an Ocean of Air

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ
London, United Kingdom

www.oceanofair.com

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Photo Credit: Mojo
  • December 12, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Yuletide Jazz & Wine

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.winterthur.org/exhibitions-events/yuletide/yuletide-jazz-wine/

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Tintype, Essex Road 5
  • December 13, 2018 - January 19, 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
FAPG 20618D/2.1 Attributed to John (1777–1851) and Hugh (1781–1831) Finlay, Baltimore (active about 1800/01–30) Painted Black and Gilded “Fancy” Side Chair, about 1830 Poplar, painted and gilded, with die-stamped gilt-brass rosettes, caning, and original red moreen fabric [beneath replacement fabric on rondel] 33 3/4 in.  high, 18 5/8 in.  wide, 23 3/4 in.  deep overall
  • December 13, 2018 - February 6, 2019
  • New York, New York

Augmenting the Canon: Recent Acquisitions of American Neo-Classical Decorative Arts

Hirschl & Adler Galleries

The Fuller Building
41 East 57th Street, 9th Floor
New York, New York

http://www.hirschlandadler.com/

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Photo credit: Photo by Bob Leitch
  • December 15-23, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Yuletide Breakfast with Santa

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

https://www.winterthur.org/visit/dining/monthly-specials-2/

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  • December 16, 2018
  • Chicago, Illinois

MADE

Amdur Productions

Chicago’s Morgan Manufacturing
401 N. Morgan St.
Chicago, Illinois

http://amdurproductions.com/

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Featured Event

Mary Stevens Fish’s 1879 painting, “Yosemite,” will be on exhibit in “Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960” at the Pasadena Museum of History Sept.  29-March 31.  (Photo courtesy of Maurine St.  Gaudens and Joseph Morsman).
Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960
Pasadena History Museum
September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
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