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  • Decorative Arts Society About Us
    cotton plain weave pieced work diamond quilting 115 x 119 inches 292 1 x 302 3 cm Made in Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States Gift of Sarah Pennell Barton and Nancy Barton Barclay 1975 Philadelphia Museum of Art 2008 Decorative Arts

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    Charles Bulfinch for a former mayor of Boston and now owned by Historic New England and designated a U S National Historic Landmark The group viewed another National Historic Landmark the Gibson House led by director Charles Swift The Italian Renaissance style Victorian gem in the Back Bay was designed by Edward Clarke Cabot The last stop on the tour was the Nichols House Museum another Bulfinch design furnished with the eclectic decorative arts collections of landscape gardener and suffragist Rose Standish Nichols Director Flavia Cigliano escorted the group through the house which is maintained exactly as it looked in the early 1900s The event wrapped up there with the presentation of the Service to the Profession Award to Thomas and Alice Kugelman authors of Connecticut Valley Furniture Several participants also visited the Ayer Mansion which features façade and interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany The DAS thanks organizer Elizabeth De Rosa and our hosts in Boston for this exciting event Highlights of this tour are in the fall winter 2011 DAS newsletter March 28 30 2008 A wonderful weekend in Washington DC This extraordinary event offered tours of many of the best permanent collections and temporary exhibitions the nation

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    day concluded with an architectural walking tour that culminated with a private visit to the Ten Broeck Mansion a 1798 historic house that serves as the headquarters of the Albany County Historical Society Participants lodged that evening at the Fort Orange Club The study tour continued on Saturday with a stop at the M unson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica Anna D Ambrosio director and chief curator led a thorough examination of the Institute s well known period rooms and a tour of its extensive collections of American arts including a visit to its state of the art storage facilities Members of the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica provided a private tour of two of the historic houses in Rutger Park and pointed out the architectural details of the ca 1830 Federal and ca 1850 Italianate mansions built after designs by Philip Hooker and A J Davis respectively After an overnight stay at the restored Hotel Utica the DAS viewed a private collection of 19th century Americana displayed in a restored Victorian home in Richfield Springs followed by an examination of the collections at the Fenimore Art Museum and Farmer s Museum in Cooperstown The study tour concluded with

    Original URL path: http://www.decartssociety.org/May5-62012.htm (2016-02-12)
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    Art Peter Kenny Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts and administrator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art s American Wing led a tour through the museum s collection of New York architecture and furniture highlighting the newly installed

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    Paint Pattern People Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1725 1850 led by curat ors Wendy A Cooper and Lisa Minardi The exhibition explored the diverse furniture of southeastern Pennsylvania and the people who made owned inherited and collected it and explored

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  • Decorative Arts Society
    exhibition Piranesi as Designer led by Piranesi expert and co curator John Wilton Ely which is on view at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum This event was held in honor of Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen the 2006 recipient of the Robert C Smith Award of the DAS Events March 28 30 2008 September 28 2007 October 28 2006 October 20 2006 February 10 2006 October 1 2005 June 10 2005

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  • Decorative Arts Society
    Arts Collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Attendees then toured the widely acclaimed Tesoros Treasures Tesouros The Arts in Latin America 1492 1820 exhibition a pan national exhibit featuring some 260 works including sculpture furniture gold and silver objects ceramics and textiles created by indigenous mestizo and European artists Events March 28 30 2008 September 28 2007 October 28 2006 October 20 2006 February 10 2006 October 1 2005

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  • Decorative Arts Society
    paintings sculpture and painted furniture to the captivating work of contemporary self taught artists offered a deeper understanding of folk art and its role in people s lives A Deaf Artist in Early America The Worlds of John Brewster Jr was the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of John Brewster Jr 1766 1854 an itinerant artist who painted hauntingly beautiful portraits in elite households of Connecticut Maine Massachusetts and eastern New

    Original URL path: http://www.decartssociety.org/10.20.06.html (2016-02-12)
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