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Gallery Talk with Curator Joseph Hammond-10:30am-12:00pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On June 7, Joe Hammond, Curator of Museum Collections, will conduct a gallery workshop on the exhibition Of the Best Materials and Good Workmanship: 19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking.
The session will begin at 10:30 am in the museum’s Discovery Room with a general introduction to the production of chairs throughout the Garden State. Then a comprehensive tour of the exhibit in the Washington Gallery will focus in detail on the four sections devoted to the Craft of Chairmaking, Windsor Chairs, Common Chairs, and Factory-Made Chairs.
There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, to examine closely the items on display, and to learn about the varied types of seating furniture produced by craftsmen working in all parts of New Jersey. Many of the chairs, photographs, newspaper advertisements, and prints have been borrowed from other institutions and private collections. So the workshop affords participants the opportunity to study items not normally available to the public, especially together in one setting.
To make your reservation call 732-462-1466 x11 or email [email protected]. Advanced registration required. For more information click here.