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Decorative Arts Study Day with Dr. Philip D. Zimmerman

May 21, 2015 · ·

Dr. Philip D. Zimmerman, nationally-recognized authority on early American furniture, will facilitate this day-long examination of the objects in Connecticut Decorative Arts: Masterpieces from the CHS Collection.

Chairs, Clocks and Signs

Decorative Arts Study Day with Dr. Philip Zimmerman

By Jenny Steadman, Adult Programs Manager of the Connecticut Historical Society On May 21, CHS welcomed a group of Decorative Arts enthusiasts who spent the whole day literally turning things upside down under the expert guidance of Dr. Philip Zimmerman, a museum and decorative arts consultant, author, and nationally recognized authority on early American furniture. Focusing…
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Connecticut Decorative Arts: A Presentation by Brock Jobe

October 15, 2015 · ·

Furniture expert Brock Jobe will be at the CHS on October 15 to share his thoughts and opinions on twelve fine examples from the museum’s furniture collection. From a 17th-century chest to a Queen Anne dressing table, come learn with us as Mr. Jobe explains what details he examines when assessing a piece and why he selected these twelve items as representative of the CHS’s significant collection of Connecticut furniture.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Furniture from Claw Feet to Gilded Finial

October 24, 2015 · ·

Don’t miss your chance to peek in the drawers of the CHS’s acclaimed furniture collection. From the Chapin workshop in the mid-1700s up to mid-Twentieth-century modern industrial design, explore the rich heritage of furniture in Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Furniture from Claw Feet to Gilded Finial

Don’t miss your chance to peek in the drawers of the CHS’s acclaimed furniture collection. From the Chapin workshop in the mid-1700s up to mid-Twentieth-century modern industrial design, explore the rich heritage of furniture in Connecticut.

Unveiling George Belden: Reception and Talk at Windsor Historical Society

October 29, 2015 · ·

Enjoy a wine and cheese reception at the Windsor Historical Society to celebrate the return of Windsor cabinetmaker George Beldon’s bowfront chest of drawers and learn more about his life and work from Christina Vida, Curator for Collections and Interpretation, WHS.

Historic Deerfield: Furniture Masterworks of “The Street”

November 5, 2015 · ·

Join the CHS Decorative Arts Affinity Group for a special day at Historic Deerfield.

Study Day: Clocks

April 29, 2016 · ·

An an in-depth look at the technology and art of clocks with examples from the exhibit, Clocks: Objects of Art, Keepers of Time and the CHS collection with expert presenters Tom Manning, Curator of Clocks, the American Clock & Watch Museum, and Arthur Liverant, and Kevin Tulimieri, both of Nathan Liverant and Sons, LLC.

Day Trip to the Furniture Study of the Yale University Art Gallery with Curator-led Tour

September 27, 2016 · ·

Join members of the CHS Decorative Arts Council on a special bus trip to the Furniture Study of the Yale University Art Gallery.

Decorative Arts Council Reception for the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show

March 24, 2017 · ·

We invite Decorative Arts Council members, CHS members, and special guests to join us for a reception to kick off the Connecticut Spring Antiques Show.

Decorative Arts Council Annual Lecture: When America Went Modern: Design in the 1920s and 1930s, presented by John Stuart Gordon

October 17, 2017 · ·

John Stuart Gordon (Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery) will explore the varied influences and myths surrounding the appearance of modern decorative arts during the Jazz Age and the popularization of the style during the Depression.

Decorative Arts Study Day: Shaker Artifacts

May 12, 2018 · ·

An in-depth study day focusing on items in our new exhibit on Shaker artifacts, led by co-curator M. Stephen Miller.

Bus Trip to Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA

June 12, 2018 · ·

Join members of the CHS Decorative Arts Council on a special bus trip to the Peabody Essex Museum.

Decorative Arts Council Lecture: Seventeenth-Century William and Mary Furniture: A Brave New World

July 18, 2018 · ·

How did English craftsmen adapt to New World conditions in 17th-century New England? Guest speaker Nancy Carlisle of Historic New England will share her expertise.

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