Simply Splendid: Rediscovering American Design

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May 13 2017 - Aug 13 2017

Well-designed objects tell complex stories of the greater world in which we live, as well as document interwoven relationships between people and place. Simply Splendid: Rediscovering American Design draws on the Wadsworth Atheneum’s exceptional collections of American art and design, re-positioning objects once celebrated as icons of their eras into groups that speak to critical episodes in the nation’s burgeoning visual culture, from the early frontier in New England up through the mid-20th century.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • American
  • Various artists

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