Artful Instruments of Death: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Craft

Exhibition Website

Dec 2 2017 - Feb 25 2018

This exhibition gathers a range of early Georgia firearms and related accessories from both private collections and other museums. For example, it includes a flintlock long rifle dating 1830–40, crafted by Georgia gunsmith Wiley Grover Higgins and decorated with a gamecock motif, on loan from the Frazier History Museum, in Louisville, Kentucky. The exhibition will be on view during the ninth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts (Feb. 1–3, 2018) and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue published by the museum.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Various Media
  • American
  • Various artists

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