March 18, 2013
Exhibit Curator and author Carolyn Weekley explains the connections among masters, artists, and subjects in this uniquely southern collection.
February 25, 2013
A 130-year span of keyboard instruments documents a revolution in colonists’ musical tastes. See the progression in “Changing Keys,” a new exhibit at the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Curator John Watson describes the outlay.
February 5, 2013
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January 18, 2013
Remarkable and rare objects are constantly added to the Colonial Williamsburg Museum Collections. What’s the latest? Find out in New in the Collection.
In this interactive online exhibit, learn the stories of the artists and owners behind singular museum acquisitions. A magnifying feature allows close examination of intricate detail, and narrative text illuminates the object’s significance. Sort to select objects by their classification.
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June 12, 2012
This exhibition in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Gallery of the Abby Aldrich Folk Art Museum will feature 12 nineteenth-century quilts made in and around the Baltimore area. The exhibition showcases fine examples of the Baltimore quilt tradition with a sampling of quilts made in nearby counties as well as in parts of Virginia.
Some of the most highly-treasured quilts of the 19th century are the distinctive appliquéd album quilts made in Baltimore between 1845 and 1855. The third largest city in the U.S. during the 1840s, Baltimore also boasted the largest seaport and had a strong textile industry. These colorful, elaborately designed bed coverings are a feast for the eyes. This exhibition is underwritten in part by multiple gifts to the Quilt Exhibition Fund. June 9, 2012 through May 11, 2014.
April 24, 2012
The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg draw new objects into the collection all year long. Get a close-up look at the newcomers and learn the stories behind them in New in the Collection.
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