at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
Paper Trail: Documenting Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America
The exhibition of highly decorative certificates documenting births, baptisms and marriages in the William and Mary Guyton Gallery, will highlight the traditions of German-speaking people in America. Called fraktur, these hand-drawn and colored documents are visually appealing records of 19th-century individuals. Opening June 29, 2013.