“Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830” – Exhibition Tour
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Member Tour of “Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830”
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Friday, October 14, 2016 at 2 and 3 p.m.
Join Friends of American Art Curator of American Decorative Arts Patricia Kane for a special member’s tour of Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830. Drawing on decades of research, Art and Industry reexamines not only the artistry of the furniture made throughout Rhode Island but also the cultural and commercial system in which it was made. The show gathers more than one hundred examples, including masterpieces of American furniture such as elaborate block-and-shell case pieces from Newport and Providence long appreciated for their craftsmanship and design innovation. The exhibit highlights Rhode Island’s standing at the center of a dynamic and active cabinetmaking trade during the colonial and Federal periods and features some of the most iconic pieces of American furniture ever created.
This tour is free of charge to all Trust members but restricted to 20 participants per tour. Registration is limited to current members of the Trust. As per our membership policy, members at the Patron-level and above may register a non-member guest.
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