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Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator: A Female View of Historic American Furniture
May 2 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Considerable attention has been paid to male furniture-makers and the glory of their work in museum collections like the Concord Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Women, too, served an important part in the furniture industry and the development of utilitarian and decorative forms. Join Alyce Perry Englund, Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as she explores the influential role women played in the operations of furniture workshops and domestic life in the 1700s and 1800s.
Furniture image: Sewing table, about 1845. Concord Museum Collection; Th44.
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