Adeline's Portal

Exhibition Website

Mar 29 2013 - Dec 31 2018

This exhibition is on view at the Moses Myers House, 323 E. Freemason St., on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

The work of Beth Lipman, in town from Wisconsin as part of our Artist in Residence program, has been described as a still life in glass. For this piece she conceptualized the life of Adeline Myers, who lived in this home in the early 1800s, by way of the objects of her everyday life.

Lipman, with additional work by our Studio Assistants, crafted this installation in March 2013. She and the team translated to glass everything from Adeline's beloved birdcage to a glass version of her needlepoint sampler. Adeline was born to a prosperous family, was well educated and well versed in social graces. Set to be married in 1819, her fiance died just days before the wedding date, and she never courted again. When she died in 1832, it was said that even after all those years, she died of a broken heart.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Installation
  • American
  • 19th Century
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Beth Lipman

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