Celebrating Centuries of Art, Artists & Creativity
From the high art of a fine early 19th century oil portrait to the low art of handmade crafts, people have long incorporated art into their daily lives. This exhibit examines how artisans have embellished even the most functional items used in the home and celebrates centuries of art, artists and creativity.
Beginning with pieces from Ridgewood Historical Society’s Lenape Collection, this exhibit traces the development of pottery in the U.S., showcases quilts, coverlets and an array of needlework common in the 19th century and highlights the variety of ways artists made portraits using paper and scissors and early photography.
Also on display:
Our curio cabinet exhibit, “Captured Forever—Portraits through the Centuries from Silhouettes to Photography.” A rotating exhibit featuring small works from local artists & the collection from the SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM.