March 31 to April 4 in Round Top, Texas:
The Marburger Farm Antique Show—Show features antiques, vintage and artisan creations including American, French, English, Continental, architectural, fine art, jewelry, textiles, mid-century modern, silver, western, garden, painted furniture, early Texas and more. At Marburger Farm. For more information: The Marburger Farm Antique Show, (800) 947-5799.
April 1 to April 4 in Round Top, Texas:
47th Annual Spring Original Round Top Antique Fair—Show features early Americana, Texas primitive, Continental furniture and more. For more information: Original Round Top Antique Fair, (512) 237-4747.
April 4 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
Easter Festival—Learn about the traditions of Easter, one of the most important seasons in the Moravian Church, with demonstrations, activities and performances. For more information: Old Salem Museums & Gardens, (800) 441-5305.
April 1 to December 31 in Cooperstown, New York:
50 at 20 - Masterpieces of American Indian Art from the Thaw Collection—Exhibition highlights 50 outstanding works of American Indian Art spanning 2,000 years of art in North America. For more information: Fenimore Art Museum, (607) 547-1400.
April 4 to September 1 in Sayre, Pennsylvania:
The Mighty Susquehanna—Exhibit examines the early pre-history of the Native American tribes that fished its waters, through the era of arks, early river ferries, bridges, canals and railroads. At the Sayre Historical Society Museum. For more information: Sayre Historical Society, (570) 882-8221.
Now through May 2 in East Berlin, Pennsylvania:
East Berlin Historical Society Antique Show—Show features samplers, quilts, folk art, country furniture, smalls and more. At East Berlin Area Community Center. For more information: East Berlin Historical Society, (717) 630-2468.
Now through December 31 in Marietta, Ohio:
Imagining Marietta-The Northwest Territory Murals—The exhibit houses 12 murals depicting the first settlement of the Northwest Territory, each painted by William Mark Young. Also, on display are rare and seldom seen artifacts ranging from Rufus Putnam’s banjo clock, hand-written letters, historic newspapers, & photos of early Marietta. For more information: Campus Martius Museum, (800) 860-0145.
Now through December 31 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South—This new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry. The exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups that ultimately defined a unique, early southern style. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 1800hist or y.
Now through January 10, 2016 in Mount Vernon, Virginia:
Gardens & Groves—This special exhibition explores George Washington’s creation of a picture-perfect setting. Discover the ideas that shaped his vision and inspired the landscape at Mount Vernon. For more information: Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000.
Now through December 31 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
China of the Most Fashionable Sort: Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America—Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of colonists. It was the most desirable of the ceramic bodies, and possessing it indicated wealth and status. This exhibit will illustrate the wide variety of Chinese porcelain that was available in colonial America with a particular focus on pieces with histories in Virginia. Objects recovered from archaeological excavations will also be featured. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 1800hist or y.
Now through May 31 in Salem, Massachusetts:
Raven’s Many Gifts: Native Art of the Northwest Coast—Explore the relationships among living humans, animals, ancestors and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northwest Coast created during the past 200 years. Ceremonial regalia, trade goods and art sold in galleries today reveal creative expressions of family, heritage, politics and commerce in a changing world. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, (978) 745-9500.
Now through July 5 in Winterthur, Delaware:
The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament—The exhibition showcases the evolution of needlework and the prominent role it played in womens lives during the 17th through 19th centuries. For more information: Winterthur Museum, (800) 448-3883.
Now through September 8 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe—Objects from The Mariners Museum are featured in this special exhibition tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. For more information: Jamestown Settlement, (888) 593-4682.
Now through December 31 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
North Carolina Moravian Landscapes, 1790-1890—Artist depictions of the physical landscape reflecting the cultural and economic developments of the area with a variety of detailed maps, surveys, drawings, and paintings. In the J. Blum House. For more information: Old Salem Museums & Gardens., (336) 721-7360.
Now through May 31, 2016 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 April 19 in St. Louis, Missouri:
The Louisiana Purchase: Making St. Louis, Remaking America—The exhibition explores the complex negotiations related to The Louisiana Purchase and its aftereffect on St. Louis. A highlight of the exhibition is the Treaty of Cession (in French), better known as The Louisiana Purchase Treaty. For more information: Missouri History Museum, (314) 746-4599.
Now through May 29, 2016 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 April 12 in Baltimore, Maryland:
From Pen to Press: Experimentation and Innovation in the Age of Print—The exhibition explores when printing was a new, experimental medium, beginning with the publication of Gutenbergs Bible in 1455,. For more information: The Walters Art Museum, (410) 547-9000.
Now through December 27 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution—Exhibit features one of the finest assemblages of this indigenous and unique American art form ever presented. The 75 powder horns offer a wealth of documentary information about the original owners and carvers who created them. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.
Now through December 27 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture—Exhibit explores an array of masterworks by famous American cabinetmakers including Duncan Phyfe and Honoré Lannuier, Samuel McIntire, John and Thomas Seymour, and John Townsend. In the Flynt Center of Early New England Life - Friary Gallery For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.
Now through June 25 in Morristown, New Jersey:
Thomas Nast: Unknown Works and American Icons—Exhibit features a collection of rarely exhibited, virtually unknown works by the man whose art defined many of Americas most popular icons-Santa Claus, Uncle Sam, the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant. Previously unpublished oil paintings and watercolors, rarely seen pencil sketches, pen and ink drawings, and original architectural elements from the artists home will be among the objects presented. In addition to these and several never-before-exhibited pieces, some of Thomas Nasts best-known characters are also on display. For more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, (973) 538-2404.
Now through April 5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Represent: 200 Years of African American Art—The exhibition—which presents paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, and prints as well as furniture, ceramics, silver, and textiles-explores the evolving ways in which African American artists have expressed personal, political, and racial identity. For more information: Philadelphia Museum of Art, (215) 763-8100.
Now through August 2 in Fort Worth, Texas:
Audubon’s Beasts—Exhibition features some of John James Audubons greatest depictions of North Americas four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs. For more information: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, (817) 989-5067.
Now through April 26 in Portland, Maine:
The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America—Exhibit features artworks, largely painted between 1750 and 1904, that reveal the breadth of experiences Americans have engaged in with our coastlines. For more information: Portland Museum of Art, (207) 775-6148.
Now through April 26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection—The exhibition includes a selection of the Johnsons collection, dating between about 1750 and 1860, along with a variety of Pennsylvania German decorative arts from the Museum’s collection, including painted furniture, redware pottery, and metalwork. For more information: Philadelphia Museum of Art, (215) 763-8100.
Now through June 30 in Morristown, New Jersey:
Currier & Ives—Exhibit features a small collection of "Currier & Ives" prints on display throughout the Museum. The 19th century lithography firms of "N. Currier" and "Currier & Ives" produced images of America that remain as popular today as when they were made. For more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, (973) 538-2404.
Now through May 3 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
George Catlin’s American Buffalo—The exhibit explores the representation of buffalo and their integration into the lives of Native Americans through 40 original paintings by the artist George Catlin (1796-1872). Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in collaboration with the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo For more information: Reynolda House Museum of American Art, (336) 758-5150.
Now through April 12 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania:
Re-Discovering Bucks County Fraktur: Recent Acquisitions—The exhibit features Fraktur pieces acquired by the museum since 1997, when the Mercer Museum presented a major exhibit featuring the Pennsylvania-German color drawings and decorated manuscripts. For more information: Mercer Museum, (215) 345-0210.
Now through August 2 in Fort Worth, Texas:
American Still Life—Exhibition showcases approximately sixty works from the museums collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century still lifes. For more information: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, (817) 989-5067.
Now through September 5, 2016 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, 2016 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 January 3, 2016 in Winterthur, Delaware:
A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life—Exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and pottery. For more information: Winterthur Museum, (800) 448-3883.
Now through March 31 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Women’s History Month—Theme explores the amazingly broad experiences of women during the American Revolutionary era. The women of Virginia partook of every aspect of the birth pangs that gave life to the freedoms we enjoy today. Their contributions to our nation’s founding are varied and compelling. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 800-hist or y.
Now through May 10 in New York, New York:
The Plains Indians—The exhibition unites Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections, from pre-contact to contemporary including works of art collected centuries ago by French traders and travelers, those acquired by Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition of 1804—06, objects from the early reservation period and recent works. For more information: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 535-7710.
Now through February 14, 2016 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 October 30 in Morristown, New Jersey:
Canals of New Jersey—Exhibit features panels that tell the story of New Jersey’s two towpath canals, the Morris and the Delaware and Raritan, chartered in 1824 by the Morris Canal & Banking Company. For more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, (973) 538-2404.
Now through April 19 in Charleston, South Carolina:
68th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens—Event features tours showcasing the areas distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. The tours provide a rare opportunity to go inside the private houses and gardens of historic residences, dating to the 18th century. For more information: Historic Charleston Foundation, (843) 723-1623.
Now through July 19 in Tacoma, Washington:
Across the Pond: The Voyage of a Beaver Pelt—Beaver pelts were at the center of the fur trade, and the reason Fort Nisqually was established. Meet the people and explore the modes of transportation involved in getting these furs to market. For more information: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, (253) 305-1000.
March 29 to August 30 in Baltimore, Maryland:
Rinehart’s Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble—Exhibition explores the workshop of 19th-century sculptor William Henry Rinehart, a Maryland-born artist whose works were among William T. Walters’ earliest acquisitions. For more information: The Walters Art Museum, (410) 547-9000.
|LATER THIS MONTH|
s April 9 to April 12 in Fairmount, West Virginia: School of the Longhunter
s April 9 in Newport, Rhode Island: History Space: Market Wallet Workshop
s April 10 to April 11 in Bedford, Pennsylvania: America’s Past Preserved
s April 10 to April 12 in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois: Colonial Trade Faire & Musket and Rifle Frolic
s April 10 to April 11 in Columbia, South Carolina: South Carolina Muzzleloader Conference Show and Sale
s April 10 to April 12 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show
s April 11 in Perrysburg, Ohio: Hearthside Cooking Class
s April 11 in Perrysburg, Ohio: Blacksmithing 101
s April 11 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Welcome Spring! Night in Pitt Tavern
s April 11 in Portland, Maine: Romantic Seascapes
s April 11 to April 12 in Elizabethton, Tennessee: Carter Mansion Celebration and Militia Muster
s April 11 in Charles City, Virginia: Midshipman Hill Carter
s April 11 to April 12 in Atlantic City, New Jersey: Atlantic City Antiques Show
s April 11 to April 12 in Wheeling, West Virginia: 61st Annual Antiques Show & Sale
s April 11 in Beaufort, North Carolina: Publick Day
s April 11 to April 12 in Vonore, Tennessee: Garrison Weekends
s April 11 to April 12 in Lancaster, Ohio: Standing Stone Living History Trade Faire
s April 11 in Troy, Ohio: GLOhio
s April 11 to April 12 in Katonah, New York: The Bedford Spring Antiques Show
s April 12 in Montpelier Station, Virginia: Big Woods Walk
s April 12 in Worcester, Pennsylvania: Sheep Shearing Day
s April 12 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania German Gardening Practices
s April 12 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa: The Midwest Antique & Art Show
s April 13 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Founder’s Day and Jefferson’s Birthday Celebration
s April 17 to April 19 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Early American Art Exhibition
s April 17 to April 18 in Mumford, New York: Antique Show & Sale
s April 17 to April 19 in Gaithersburg, Maryland: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals
s April 17 to April 19 in Glencoe, Illinois: Chicago Garden, Antiques and Design Show
s April 18 to April 19 in Statesville, North Carolina: War for Empire
s April 18 to April 19 in Youngstown, New York: Patriots Day Weekend
s April 18 to April 19 in Richmond, Kentucky: Women on the Frontier
s April 18 to April 19 in Wetumpka, Alabama: French and Indian War Encampment
s April 18 in Mason Neck, Virginia: Kite Festival
s April 18 to April 25 in Mason Neck, Virginia: Historic Garden Week in Virginia Celebration
s April 18 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania: Workshop-The Basics of Tape Loom Weaving
s April 18 in Newbury, Massachusetts: Ask the Experts: A Primer on Dendrochronology
s April 18 to April 25 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Historic Garden Week
s April 18 to April 25 in Various, Virginia: Historic Garden Week
s April 18 in Richmond, Virginia: Historic Richmond Rehab Expo
s April 18 to April 19 in North Augusta, South Carolina: Colonial Times: Under the Crown & Trades Fair
s April 18 in Winterthur, Delaware: Daffodil Day
s April 18 to April 25 in Charles City, Virginia: Garden Week at Berkeley Plantation
s April 18 to April 19 in Louisville, Kentucky: 18th Century Thunder
s April 18 in Howes Cave, New York: Early Technology Day
s April 18 to April 19 in Alpharetta, Georgia: Alpharetta Arts Streetfest
s April 18 in Bedford, Virginia: Olde Liberty Fibre Faire
s April 18 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade
s April 19 in Ticonderoga, New York: Fort Fever Series
s April 19 to April 20 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Patriot’s Day
s April 19 in Chillicothe, Ohio: Dressing the Worthington’s — Regency Era to Victorian Era Fashion
s April 19 in Blue Mountain Lake, New York: The Abenaki in the Adirondacks: Diverse Experiences from the 18th Century to the 21st Century"
s April 20 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Restoring Monticello’s Kitchen Road
s April 20 to April 26 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: What’s for Dinner?
s April 21 in Forest, Virginia: Garden Day in Lynchburg
s April 22 in Richmond, Virginia: Historic Garden Day
s April 22 in Washington, District of Columbia: 18th-Century Style and Taste - English and French Ideas in America
s April 23 to April 24 in Winterthur, Delaware: Winterthur Ceramics Conference
s April 23 to April 26 in Big Pool, Maryland: 18th-Century Market Fair
s April 24 to April 25 in Charleston, South Carolina: Hands on Rice Planting
s April 24 to April 26 in Timonium, Maryland: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals
s April 24 to April 25 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio: Chagrin Falls Antiques Show & Sale
s April 24 to April 26 in Malvern, Pennsylvania: Chester County Antiques Show
s April 24 to April 25 in Lancaster, Ohio: Curry’s Spring Gathering
s April 24 to April 26 in Lebanon, Ohio: The 5th Annual Midwest Antiques Forum
s April 24 to April 25 in Liberty, North Carolina: Liberty Antiques Festival
s April 24 to April 26 in New York, New York: Antique Garden Furniture Fair
s April 24 in Washington, District of Columbia: Guided Garden Tour
s April 25 in St. Mary’s City, Maryland: St. Maries Musica in Concert
s April 25 to April 26 in Pleasanton, California: Remnants of the Past Vintage and Home Decor Show
s April 25 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Battle Road Heroes
s April 25 to April 26 in Armonk, New York: Armonk Antiques Show
s April 25 to April 26 in Dallas, Texas: Lone Star Vintage Show
s April 25 to April 26 in Richmond, Kentucky: Seven Years War/French & Indian War Encampment
s April 25 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants Open House
s April 25 to April 26 in Belleville, Illinois: St. Louis Antique Festival
s April 25 to April 26 in Ridgefield, Connecticut: Spring Artisan Show
s April 25 in Powhatans, Virginia: Powhatans Festival of Fiber
s April 25 to April 26 in Charlestown, Indiana: Indiana Frontier Experience
s April 26 in Morristown, New Jersey: Spring Exhibit Series - The Morris Canal & The Morris Canal Greenway
|EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH|
s April 13 to April 25 in Steubenville, Ohio: Annual Spring Quilt Show
s April 18 to December 27 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western Massachusetts
s April 24 to October 18 in Princeton, New Jersey: Of the Best Materials and Good Workmanship: 19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking