at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
China of the Most Fashionable Sort:
Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America
Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of 18th-century colonists. It was the most desirable of the ceramic bodies, and possessing it indicated wealth and status. This exhibit illustrates the wide variety of Chinese porcelain that was available in colonial America with a particular focus on pieces with histories in Virginia. Objects recovered from archaeological excavations are also featured.
Opens March 29, 2014 – ongoing exhibition
A Handsome Cupboard of Plate:
Early American Silver in the Cahn Collection
The Cahn collection of early American silver celebrates both American history and craftsmanship. The loan exhibition of 40 pieces includes significant works by such masters as Jeremiah Drummer and Paul Revere Jr. of Boston and Joseph Richardson Sr. of Philadelphia. Also featured are products of the New York workshops of Jewish silversmith Myer Myers and his contemporaries.
Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
May 3, 2014, through May 24, 2015