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Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture Exhibitions and Events

Skinner is proud to provide financial underwriting and in-kind support for exhibitions presented as part of this landmark project.

Timepiece; Daniel Munroe (1775-1859); Case attributed to William Munroe (1778-1861); about 1800; Concord, Massachusetts; Anonymous Gift; Concord Museum. Photograph by David Bohl.

Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture unites eleven institutions in an unprecedented collaboration highlighting Massachusetts furniture making, from the 1600s to the present day, through a series of craft demonstrations, workshops, symposia, lectures, and much more. Now through Spring 2015, there are a multitude of exhibitions and events organized by participating institutions. Please see the calendar below for upcoming exhibitions and September 2013 programs.

Exhibitions:

The Best Workman in the Shop: Cabinetmaker William Munroe of Concord,  Concord Museum,  September 13, 2013 – March 23, 2014

Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western Massachusetts,  Historic Deerfield,  September 28, 2013 – December 31, 2014

The Cabinetmaker and the Carver: Boston Furniture from the Private Collections, Massachusetts Historical Society,  October 4, 2013 – January 17, 2014

Made in Massachusetts: Studio Furniture of the Bay State,  Fuller Craft Museum,  October 12, 2013 – February 9, 2014

Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard,  Old Sturbridge Village,  October 19, 2013 – May 4, 2014

Hidden in Plain Sight: Revealing the Masterworks of Nathaniel Gould,  Peabody Essex Museum,  opens Fall 2014

January – April 2014 Programs:

Curator’s Tour of Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard – Tour – Old Sturbridge Village, January 25, 10:00-11:00am

Introduction to Letter Carving, led by artisans trained at North Bennet Street School Workshop – Concord Museum,  February 8 & February 9, 9:00-5:00pm

Woodworking Course: Making a Lombard-Inspired Candlestand  Course– North Bennet Street School, February 17-21, 8:30-4:30pm

Curator’s Tour of Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard Tour– Old Sturbridge Village, February 22, 10:00-11:00am

Let’s Work Together: Treasure Chest, led by artisans trained at North Bennet Street School – Workshop– Concord Museum, March 8, 9:00-3:00pm

Curator’s Tour of Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard – Tour– Old Sturbridge Village, March 22, 10:00-11:00am

Woodworking Forum – Symposium– Old Sturbridge Village, March 29, 9:30-4:30pm

Woodworking Demonstrations with artisans trained at North Bennet Street School – Demonstrations– Old Sturbridge Village, April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:00-4:00pm

Curator’s Tour of Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard – Tour– Old Sturbridge Village, April 26, 10:00-11:00am

You can find more events on the Four Centuries calendar or visit the Four Centuries website.

Read the press release announcing Skinner’s sponsorship.

The curators of these exhibitions and events are contributing articles in an ongoing series related to the Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture. Read their stories on the Skinner Blog.

Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture is a consortium of these cultural institutions:

 

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