Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Parker Collection Will Temporarily Go Into Storage

Moving in, moving out, and moving back in!

The James Parker Collection of early American furniture, graciously loaned by the Caxambas Foundation to the Chazen Museum of Art since 1993, will go into storage beginning November 1, due to the museum's expansion project, which will double the exhibition space available.  Prof. Ann Smart Martin incorporates the collection into her class, "American Decorative Art and Interiors: 1620-1840".  She asks her students to write as essay comparing two of the objects in the collection, writing object labels in addition.

The collection will in spring 2011 in an expanded form, with more furniture, paintings, and other decorative arts objects, and it will encompass the entire third floor mezzanine gallery.

For more information on the closure and removal of other collections, please see the "South Entrance Closure" news release.

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