February 9 to February 14 in Fishers, Indiana:
Hearthside Suppers—Event features food preparation in a authentic 1836 kitchen and supper in the William Conner home using historic recipes. Registration required. For more information: Conner Prairie, (317) 776-6000.
February 10 to February 16 in West Palm Beach, Florida:
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show—Show features more than 100 exhibitors of art, antiques and jewelry. At Palm Beach County Convention Center. For more information: Palm Beach Show Group, (561) 822-5440.
February 11 in Mount Vernon, Virginia:
Ford Evening Book Talk—Talk discusses the book The Swords of George Washington which explores the swords that Washington acquired as the need for a specific type arose, a stylistic update, or as gifts of one sort or another. In the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Library. For more information: Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000.
February 12 to February 13 in Hendersonville, Tennessee:
Heart of Tennessee Antique Show—Show features dealers from across the country exhibiting antiques and collectibles. At Hendersonville Expo Center. For more information: Bovard Promotions, LLC, (330) 631-1604.
February 13 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:
Dinner in a Country Village—Prepare and eat a meal as early New Englanders did. Participants gather in the Parsonage while costumed interpreters oversee the preparations of roasting, baking, and mulling then sit down to enjoy the results, all by candlelight. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.
February 13 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
2016 Open Hearth Cooking Classes—Supper at the Hall Tavern-Workshop features hearth cooks teaching a variety of cookery techniques and leading discussions on 18th- and early 19th-century food preparation, preservation technology, seasonality, diet, and more. Held in the kitchen of the 1786 Hall Tavern. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.
February 13 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
Strange Bedfellows: The Romance of Winston and Salem—Lecture presents a lighthearted look at the love-hate relationship that created Winston-Salem. The program is in partnership with Old Salem Museums and Gardens’ 250th Anniversary Celebration. At the James A. Gray Auditorium of the Old Salem Visitor Center. For more information: Old Salem Museum & Gardens, (800) 441-5305.
February 14 in Montpelier Station, Virginia:
Portraits of a Marriage: James and Dolley Madison—Event discusses the couple’s private relationship and public partnership. In the Grand Salon in the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center. For more information: Montpelier, (540) 672-2728.
February 15 to March 4 in Waltham, Massachusetts:
Camellia Blooming Season—Visit the celebrated collection of camellias in the 1804 camellia house. For more information: Lyman Estate Greenhouses, (617) 994-5913.
February 15 to May 15 in New York, New York:
Woman Artist in Revolutionary France—Exhibition features eighty works of paintings and a few pastels from European and American public and private collections. This will be the first retrospective and only the second exhibition devoted to Vigée Le Brun in modern times. For more information: Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 535-7710.
Now through May 31 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
A Celebration of American Quilts—Exhibit features twelve quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. In the McCarl Gallery. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 800-hist or y.
Now through September 5 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Birds, Bugs and Plants-Observing the Natural World in the 18th Century—The exhibition examines how the study of nature shifted from pure science to aesthetic art form between 1590 and 1818. Featuring more than 70 objects in a wide range of illustration, the majority of which will focus on the 18th century, the exhibition will explore how interest in natural history on both sides of the Atlantic grew during the period. In the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.
Now through February 14 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America—Exhibit features collection of objects from the period 1780 to 1825 that are representative of the Neoclassical style. In the lobby of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.
Now through February 14 in Kent, Ohio:
Inside Out: Revealing Clothing’s Hidden Secrets—Exhibition showcases the secret inner-workings that are usually out of sight. Weights, pockets, quilted linings, boning, ruffles and labels all come to light when the garments are flipped inside out. The pieces range from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century and include both men’s and women’s wear. For more information: Kent State University Museum, (330) 672-3450.
Now through May 1 in Winchester, Virginia:
Collect, Preserve, Interpret: Ten Years at the MSV—Exhibition highlights some of the best and most important objects in the Museum’s Shenandoah Valley Collection and includes pottery, quilts, furniture, silver, paintings, and more. For more information: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, (888) 556-5799.
Now through May 1 in Toronto, :
Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels—Exhibit challenges preconceived notions about who wears heels and why. From privileged rulers to rock stars this exhibition will explore the history of men in heels from the early 1600s to today, delving into the use and meanings of heeled footwear in men’s dress over the last four hundred years. For more information: The Bata Shoe Museum, (416) 979-7799.
Now through November 1, 2018 in Washington, District of Columbia:
1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta—The world’s rarest postage stamp, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, will be on display on Level 2, William H. Gross Stamp Gallery of the National Postal Museum. For more information: National Postal Museum, (202) 633-1000.
Now through February 19, 2017 in Washington, District of Columbia:
Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers’ ’Greek Slave’—Exhibition reveals the inner workings of the studio of Hiram Powers (1805—1873), who was among the most innovative sculptors of the nineteenth century. The display features an extensive collection acquired from Powers’ studio in Florence, Italy. For more information: Smithsonian American Art Museum, (202) 633-7970.
Now through August 15 in Yorktown, Virginia:
Creating Our New Museum—Exhibit features two dozen objects selected from the hundreds of 18th-century artifacts that will be exhibited in the new galleries, the American Revolution Museum, and includes a video preview of future gallery short films about the changing relationship between American colonists and Britain. For more information: Yorktown Victory Center, (888) 593-4682.
Now through February 15 in Boston, Massachusetts:
Made in the Americas-The New World Discovers Asia—Exhibition examines the influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas and includes nearly 100 objects produced in the colonies. The exhibition explores the rich, complex story of how craftsmen throughout the hemisphere adapted Asian styles in a range of materials—from furniture to silverwork, textiles, ceramics, and paintings. For more information: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 267-9300.
Now through August 13 in Canyon, Texas:
Hunting the Panhandle-Plains—Exhibition presents how animal life on the Panhandle-Plains has evolved and how this affected hunting, settlement, and migration patterns both in prehistoric and historic times. For more information: Pan-Handle Plains Historical Museum, (806) 651-2244.
Now through March 28 in Mystic, Connecticut:
Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude—Exhibit celebrates the 300th anniversary of the British Longitude Act of 1714, which offered a prize for any practical way to determine longitude at sea, and tells the story of the clockmakers, astronomers, naval officers, and others who pursued the long "quest for longitude" to ultimate success. For more information: Mystic Seaport, (888) 556-5799.
Now through April 10 in Morristown, New Jersey:
"Antique Carpets Through the Eyes of W. Parsons Todd"—Exhibit features 17 carpets with a selection of books and photographs that informed carpet collectors during the first half of the twentieth century. W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976), founder of Macculloch Hall, was an esteemed collector with an eye for fine rugs. Todd was an early member and officer of the International Hajji Baba Society, a group dedicated to the study of fine textiles. For more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, (973) 538-2404 Ext. 10.
Now through May 29 in Winchester, Virginia:
Face to Face: Portraits from the Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection—The exhibition will include portraits featuring men, women, families, and children from the 1600s through the 1800s. Most of the paintings are British, with some works by American and Dutch painters. In the Founders Gallery. For more information: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, (888) 556-5799.
Now through May 1 in Shelburne, Vermont:
"Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum—Exhibition features thirteen different bird species ranging from black ducks and Canada geese, to swans, herons and shorebirds. For more information: Shelburne Museum, (802) 985-3346 Ext. 3318.
Now through April 17 in Hartford, Connecticut:
Sound & Sense: Poetic Musings in American Art—Exhibition explores American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts that were inspired by poetic verse. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.
Now through September 4, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Color & Shape: 19th Century Theorems—Exhibition showcases favorite theorems from Colonial Williamsburg’s collection depicting a variety of theorem compositions and subjects, and also shows the period process which artists, school girls, and everyday men and women followed. At the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.
Now through February 28 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Clayton & Catesby: Botanical Virginia—Exhibit features sixteen period prints of Catesby’s watercolor drawings of flora and fauna, a 1762 edition of "Flora Virginica", replicas of tools for collecting plants, biographies of Catesby and Clayton, and a short film on the Flora of Virginia Project. For more information: Jamestown Settlement, (888) 593-4682.
Now through April 11 in New York, New York:
Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay—Exhibition features drawings, prints, and related ephemera by the German artist and performer Matthias Buchinger. For more information: Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 535-7710.
Now through January 1, 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut:
Miniature World in White Gold: Meissen Porcelain by Johann Joachim Kaendler—Exhibition explores the career of the innovative porcelain modeler and showcases a broad range of finely detailed porcelain figures created by Kaendler over his 44 years as a modeler at the Meissen Porcelain Factory in Germany. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.
Now through May 8 in New York, New York:
Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection—Exhibition features a variety of Masonic signs, paintings, quilts and more. For more information: American Folk Art Museum, (212) 595-9533.
Now through July 10 in Charleston, South Carolina:
Unveiled: Wedding Fashion and Traditions in the South—Exhibit features an array of wedding garments from the early 1800s through the mid- 20th century including gowns, veils, garters, shoes, jewelry and men’s fashions such as frock coats, tuxedoes, and hats. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.
Now through June 12 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania:
American Adventure—The interactive exhibit is based on the experiences of the first Jamestown colonists in 1607-08 and immerses visitors in a harrowing ordeal within a 2500 square foot maze to survive for one year. For more information: Mercer Museum, (215) 345-0210.
Now through May 1 in Charleston, South Carolina:
Hunter’s Habit: A Collection of Hunting Firearms and Accoutrements—Exhibition displays historical examples of sporting rifles and shotguns from the South Carolina Lowcountry and other parts of the South along with hunting related materials such as clothing, decoys and powder flasks. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.
|LATER THIS MONTH|
s February 16 to February 21 in Fishers, Indiana: Hearthside Suppers
s February 16 in Richmond, Kentucky: Fireside Chats-Daniel Boone
s February 17 to February 20 in Nashville, Tennessee: The Fiddlers Antiques Show
s February 18 to February 20 in Nashville, Tennessee: Tailgate-Music Valley Antiques Show
s February 19 to February 23 in Naples, Florida: Naples Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
s February 19 to February 21 in Tulsa, Oklahoma: Vintage Tulsa Show
s February 19 to February 23 in Williamsburg, Virginia: 68th Annual Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum-Creating an American Identity-A Revolution in Decorative Arts, 1776-1826
s February 20 to February 21 in Holliston, Massachusetts: Holliston Mass Antiques Show
s February 20 to February 21 in Love Park (Rockford),, Illinois: 56th Annual Northern Illinois Antiques Dealers Assn. Show
s February 20 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Dinner in a Country Village
s February 20 in Newport, Maryland: Liberty or Loyalty
s February 20 in Richmond, Kentucky: Fireside Chats-George Rogers Clark
s February 20 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: 2016 Open Hearth Cooking Classes
s February 20 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Founder’s Day Celebration
s February 21 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: George Washington’s Birthday Celebration
s February 23 to February 28 in Fishers, Indiana: Hearthside Suppers
s February 26 to February 28 in Okeechobee, Florida: Battle of Okeechobee: Second Seminole War
s February 26 to February 28 in Southfield, Michigan: The Southfield Pavilion Antiques Exposition
s February 26 to February 28 in Raleigh, North Carolina: Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza
s February 27 to February 28 in Morristown, New Jersey: The Morristown Armory Antiques Show
s February 27 to February 28 in Ticonderoga, New York: Winter Workshop Series
s February 27 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Dinner in a Country Village
s February 27 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Hearthside Bounty
s February 27 to February 28 in Statesville, North Carolina: 256th Anniversary of the Attack on Fort Dobbs
s February 27 in Richmond, Kentucky: Fireside Chats-Frontier Surveyor
s February 27 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: 2016 Open Hearth Cooking Classes
s February 27 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Tea with Lady Washington
s February 28 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Raiding and Captive Taking along the New England and New York Borders 1688-1748
s March 1 to March 6 in Fishers, Indiana: Hearthside Suppers
s March 1 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Music at Mount Vernon
s March 4 to March 5 in Arthur, Illinois: Homesteaders on the Prairie
s March 4 to March 5 in Tuscola, Illinois: Rural Life Antique Show
s March 4 to March 5 in Arcola, Illinois: Country Spirit Antique Show
s March 4 to March 5 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania: The Honourable Company of Horners 2016 Annual Meeting
s March 5 in Waltham, Massachusetts: History of Camellias in Boston
s March 5 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Dinner in a Country Village
s March 5 to March 6 in Guilford, Connecticut: Guilford Antiques Show
s March 5 in Arthur, Illinois: A Gathering on the Prairie
s March 5 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: 2016 Open Hearth Cooking Classes
s March 5 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Tea with Lady Washington
s March 5 to March 6 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Historic Craft Classes
s March 5 to March 6 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Maple Days
s March 5 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Chocolate-Dipped History-Celebrating Coffee, Tea, and American Heritage™ Chocolate
s March 5 to March 6 in West Springfield, Massachusetts: Old Deerfield Spring Sampler
s March 5 to March 6 in Lexington, Kentucky: Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2016
|EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH|
s February 27 to February 12, 2017 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts
s February 27 to June 5 in Salem, Massachusetts: Asia in Amsterdam-The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age
s February 28 to May 29 in Baltimore, Maryland: Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker
s March 5 to July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut: Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion and Its Legacy" Examines Inspirations and Effects of 1810-1860 Costume Design