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Special Exhibition Paint, Pattern, and People Lunchtime Lectures
Thu, May 5, 2011, noon
Thursdays: May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16, September 1 & 15, October 6 & 13, December 1 & 15
Don't miss these exciting talks by a variety of curators, craftsmen, architects, and historians who will discuss different exhibition themes. Brown bag lunches welcome. Members free. Included with admission.
This landmark exhibition explores the stunning and diverse furniture of southeastern Pennsylvania and the people who made, owned, inherited, and collected it. Delving into the cultures and creativity of the area’s inhabitants, primarily those of British and Germanic heritage, this comprehensive show features nearly 200 objects, including unique and colorful furniture, fraktur, needlework, paintings, and other items related to the history of the region.
Paint, Pattern & People sheds new light on distinctive local variations of furniture, presenting rare examples for which the maker or family history is known. The exhibition is accompanied by a complementary video and special house tours as well as a fully illustrated, 304-page publication and a major symposium on the furniture of southeastern Pennsylvania. Join us for an in-depth exploration of this diverse region and its various creative expressions.
near the Galleries Reception tram stop