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DAR Museum Coffee with a Curator: Furniture

Friday, May 3, 2019, 4:00 PM

$8; Maximum 15 Attendees; Tickets on sale April 1st
Would you like to start your morning with some coffee, pastries, and a dash of American history? Then join us the first Friday of every month for our new Coffee with a Curator series! Every month the DAR Museum curators will highlight different objects in our Study Gallery collection, providing insights, pointing out significant details, and answering questions. This unique, informal environment provides the opportunity for in-depth, intimate conversations with curators about objects within their specialty.
In order to facilitate meaningful conversation and close-looking, this program is capped at 15 attendees. Coffee, tea, and pastries provided for all program participants.
This month, join Patrick Sheary, Curator of Furnishings and Historic Interiors, in conversation about 18th and early 19th century upholstery. The discussion will focus on two items from the DAR Museum collections: the reupholstery of a Philadelphia sofa that originally belonged to Colonel Thomas Mckean (a signer of the Declaration of Independence) and an arm chair made by the Parisian furniture maker Pierre Antoine Bellange for the White House in 1817. What can these objects tell us about upholstery techniques and social status in early America?  
Grab a cup and let’s start the conversation.

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