America

A Game of Natural Treasures


With the establishment of Yellowstone National Park on March 1, 1872, Americans began embracing the idea of preserving and protecting the best of the United States’ natural treasures for the benefit and enjoyment of generations to come. In the years following the end of the Civil War, an increasing number of travelers navigated the country exploring and enjoying the landscape. They shared their discoveries and encounters through a variety of printed media, and soon these sites were recognized as iconic American landmarks.
Yellowstone National Park, America, playing cards, game, lesiure, Grand Canyon, Niagra Falls, Yosemite, Civil War, Thomas Moran

The George Washington Monuments


By the time of his death in 1799, George Washington had become one of America’s first national heroes. This drawing is an example of one way the American public coped with the first President’s death: through mourning pictures.
George Washington, monuments, mourning pictures, English decorative arts, Potomac River, Mount Vernon, President, America, tombs, drawing, Architecture

Exploring the Grand Canyon


Thomas Moran painted this beautiful watercolor of the Grand Canyon on a 1901 trip that was organized and paid for by the Santa Fe Railroad.   The Railroad treated Moran and other artists to a three-week excursion at the Canyon, together with a guide to point out the most picturesque views.  The Railroad’s aim was to get artists to paint the sites which would encourage tourists to visit the Canyon.  It is a revealing example of artists col
Thomas Moran, America, landscape, tourism, Grand Canyon, National Parks, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Santa Fe Railroad

A Chair for the American Family


In 1951, Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl brought Danish Modernism to forefront of American consciousness. He did so with his interior for the “Good Design” Exhibition in Chicago, as well his design for the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN headquarters in New York, which he completed the following year. However, Juhl’s sculptural forms, praised as the height of modern design, were not only placed on display in prominent American arenas but were also integrated into American homes, bringing  European design to the average American consumer.
Finn Juhl, Danish Modernism, America, mass production, chair, Kaare Klint, Bauhaus, Baker Modern, Niels Vodder

Purses, Pockets, Pouches


More than 150 examples are on display in this exhibition of men’s and women’s bags and purses from four centuries of European and American design. These knitted, netted, beaded, appliqued, and embroidered examples were intended for holding a range of objects, including tobacco, combs, love letters, gifts, perfume, and, of course, coins.
purses, bags, pouches, accessories, Europe, America, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349413

Courts and Colonies: the William and Mary Style in Holland, England, and America


A lavish, baroque celebration of the 300th anniversary of the accession to the English throne of the William III of Holland, and his first cousin, Queen Mary II of England. The objects on display document the communication and adaptation of 17th century styles across countries and continents. 
Holland, Netherlands, england, America, 17th century, furniture, textiles, ornament, decorative arts, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349329