ALL AMERICAN from the Collection
November 13, 2018 — ongoing
This new installation of American work from the Museum’s permanent collection is organized by medium or theme, in six galleries as follows: Chairs; Metal; Landscapes; Portraits (Men and Women); Seascapes; Crystal and Glass. Galleries are densely installed, with portraits, landscapes and Seascapes hung chronologically and “salon-style,” reflecting the pre-20th century installation practice of European great houses and museums.
The exhibition is organized by medium or theme to better demonstrate the innovative use of materials and mediums by American artists, designers and craftsmen throughout history. Works date from the 18th century to the present day, and are organized chronologically to illustrate changing social attitudes and artistic practices through time. The installations include works by notable figures in the history of art and design, as well as lesser known artists.