Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

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Current Exhibition

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

February 10, 2018 – August 12, 2018

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design features 37 exceptional examples of American chairs created between 1810 and 2010. Designed for form and function, each of these works of art acts as a window into our national history, culture, and social trends.

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Upcoming Exhibition

Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America

September 8, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America looks at the popular revival of portraiture in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries when both the established elite and the newly wealthy sought out artists who could highlight their social standing and personal affluence.

Beauties Legacy
contains works by artists such as Gilbert Stuart, Rembrandt Peale, John Singer Sargent, Eastman Johnson, and William Adolphe Bouguereau. It features portraits of members of socially prominent families such as Washington, Bonaparte, Livingston, Vanderbilt, and Astor.