Exhibition: The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

This exhibition, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in view — the chair as art. Each of the approximately 40 chairs in the exhibition are chosen for their beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political and cultural influences. Selections from the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation are joined by contemporary designs offering a stylistic journey in furniture with show-stoppers by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi and Frank Gehry among others.

Saturday, December 5

More dates through January 3, 2021

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602

Event Type

Exhibitions, Ongoing

Audience

Current Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Community, Prospective Students

Topic

Arts & Culture, Visual Arts

Website

https://georgiamuseum.org/exhibit/the...

Cost

Free

Event Contact Name

Hillary Brown

Event Contact Phone Number

706-542-4662

Event Contact Email

hazbrown@uga.edu

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