The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Jacobsen Collection of American Art, 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 Jacobsen Collection of American Art 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 & Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry among others.
Schedule: June 2011- December 2015 in different national museums.
Re-posted by Arts & Artists http://www.artsandartists.org/exhibitions/chairs.html
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