at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Silver: From Mine to Masterpiece
Silver: From Mine to Masterpiece features about 150 objects primarily drawn from Colonial Williamsburg's superb collection of British and American silver. Various aspects of silver will be explored, including silver as a material, fabrication and decorative techniques, and the social role of silver objects in America and Britain. Other areas of interest will be a section on silver made and used in Williamsburg, stunning examples by premiere silversmiths of the period including Paul de Lamerie and Paul Revere, and a display of what is new to the collection.
Opens September 11, 2015
We are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence
This loan exhibition from Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library includes many maps from our collection.
We Are One maps the American road to independence. It explores the tumultuous events that led thirteen colonies to join to forge a new nation. Using maps, the exhibition traces the American story from the strife of the French and Indian War to the creation of a new national government. When tensions between Britain and her American colonies erupted into war, British cartographers and other witnesses depicted military campaigns, battles, and their settings. These maps, drawings, and military artifacts now bring the long, bloody struggle for independence to life. In the aftermath of the Revolution, America took stock of her new geography with surveys and maps. European maps reflect their success by recognizing America's triumphant new status of nationhood and her expanding territory.
Opens March 5, 2016 in the Gladys and Franklin Clark Foundation Gallery and the Jan Curtis and Frank J. Spayth Gallery.