TWO HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS WITHOUT END presented American folk art depicting basic ideas and forms that run through American design from early times to the work of contemporary artist/craftsmen. The exhibition contained objects that manifest the continuing spirit and innovation of quality and creative expression that is a living tradition of America. It included approximately 200 pieces from museums and private collections such as quilts, weathervanes, Shaker furniture, salt-glazed stoneware, pewter and glass.

TWO HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS WITHOUT END featured works by Sam Maloof, Karen Karnes, Katherine Westphal, Dale Chihuly, Bob Stocksdale, Harrison McIntosh and Carl Jennings.

Guest Curator Eleanor Beach is a noted authority on early American folk art.


On View: Jul 03, 1986 - Nov 15, 1986

Curator: Eleanor Beach

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