January 26 to January 28 in Tacoma, Washington:
Trapped-Escape Fort Nisqually—Event challenges visitors to explore a trapper’s hidden secrets and uncover clues, solve puzzles, unlock the way to freedom, and escape without being caught. Tickets required. For more information: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, (253) 591-5339.
January 28 in Fort Wayne, Indiana:
Nouvelle Annee: 1756—Re-enactors from Les Habitants et Marines du Post ed Miamis recreate actual events which occurred in and around what is now Fort Wayne in the year 1757 with mail call, military drills, scouting, cooking and more. For more information: Historic Fort Wayne, (260) 437-2836.
January 28 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:
Hearthside Bounty—Event features an evening in a 19th-century tavern and includes a meal cooked over the hearth by OSV staff, old-fashioned entertainment and a look into table manners of the 1800s. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.
January 28 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:
Hearth-Cooking Workshops—Event teaches culinary history, traditional recipes, and hearth techniques. See website for menu. Registration required. For more information: Strawbery Banke Museum, (603) 433-1100.
January 29 in Perrysburg,, Ohio:
Tea & Historic Craft—Event features a Sunday afternoon tea with learning a new craft inspired by the skills of yesteryear. For more information: Fort Meigs, (419) 874-4121.
January 28 to April 23 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania:
Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection—Exhibit tells the story of the first and most avid collectors of the Shaker art, Faith and Edward Deming Andrews and includes approximately 200 objects, including craft, and household objects such as textiles, baskets, kitchen implements, and furniture. For more information: Mercer Museum, (215) 345-0210.
Now through August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts:
Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry—Exhibit examine more than 4,000 years of jewelry history through about 70 objectsâ"both ancient and revivalâ"tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. For more information: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 267-9300.
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 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 September 4 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 12 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts—Exhibition explores the subject of flora and how it inspired the decorative arts. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.
Now through January 29 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence—Exhibit maps the American road to independence exploring the tumultuous events that led thirteen colonies to join to forge a new nation and features rare manuscript maps, printed maps and watercolors. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.
Now through October 1 in St. Augustine, Florida:
Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas—Exhibit features ancient artifacts, tools and life-size vessels, explaining how life and travel in the Americas has been affected by the historical use of the dugout. For more information: Government House Museum
Now through June 2 in Wilmington, Delaware:
Embroidery-The Language of Art—Exhibition looks at how the creation of embroidered objects fits into the changing definitions of art, craft, and design throughout the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.
Now through February 5 in Morristown, New Jersey:
Fashion for the Far East: Collecting Chinoiserie at Macculloch Hall—Macculloch Hall Historical Museum founder W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976) was part of a second wave of collecting Asian and Asian-inspired art in the United States dating to just after World War II. The objects on display feature the collection together with a selection of objects acquired in subsequent years that support Mr. Toddâs collecting vision. For more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, (973) 538-2404.
Now through September 30, 2018 in Mount Vernon, Virginia:
Lives Bound Together-Slavery at George Washingtons Mount Vernon—Exhibit demonstrates how closely intertwined the lives of the Washingtons were with those of the enslaved through household furnishings, art works, archaeological discoveries, documents, and interactive displays. In the galleries of the Donald W. Reynolds Museum. For more information: George Washingtons Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000.
Now through February 26 in New York, New York:
Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America—Exhibit is a contemplation of American self-taught portraiture through the lens of memory and loss in the form of a marked grave, a portrait painted after death, or a postmortem photograph. For more information: American Folk Art Museum, (212) 595-9533.
Now through April 29 in Washington, District of Columbia:
An Agreeable Tyrant-Fashion After the Revolution—Exhibit considers how Americans fashioned a new identity through costume displaying over fifty mannequins in twelve period rooms, and explores menâs and womenâs clothing from 1780 to 1825. For more information: DAR Museum, (202) 879-3341.
Now through July 1 in Hartford, Connecticut:
John Trumbull-Visualizing American Independence—Exhibition features three historic scenes by America’s first history painter, John Trumbull and explores the visual interpretation of the Revolutionary War and includes more than 30 objects taken from the museum’s permanent collection, an additional work by Trumbull as well as works by modern artists who revisited the legacy of the war in the 20th century in observance of major anniversaries. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.
Now through February 5 in New York, New York:
Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion—The exhibition highlights approximately 60 masterworks from the early 18th century to the present, organized chronologically with ensembles shown in packing crates and on palettes, as though they have just arrived at The Met. Each object accompanied by an in-depth explanation of its significance within the canon of fashion history. In the Anna Wintour Costume Center. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.
Now through March 12 in Salem, Massachusetts:
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain—Exhibition explores the creativity of footwear from around the globe featuring more than 200 pairs of shoes ranging from an ancient Egyptian sandal decorated in pure gold leaf to futuristic-looking shoes created on a 3D printer and considers the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, 866â745â1876.
Now through December 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture—Exhibit features an array of masterworks by famous American cabinetmakers. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.
Now through December 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery—Exhibit features 38 examples of American and European clothing, accessories, textiles and needlework from the 17th century through the mid-20th century. . For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.
Now through December 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution-The William H. Guthman Collection—Exhibit features 75 powder horns offering a wealth of documentary information about the original owners and carvers who created them. In the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.
Now through March 26 in Hartford, Connecticut:
Utamaro and the Lure of Japan—Exhibit features more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments and includes two monumental scroll paintings reunited for the first time in more than 130 years. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.
Now through January 29 in New York City, New York:
The Winter Antiques Show—Show features more than 70 exhibitors offering Americana, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts. The 2017 loan exhibition, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum-Revolution & Evolution, offers a selection of the museumâs collection, including ceramics, sculpture, drawings, paintings, fraktur, furniture, weathervanes, utilitarian objects, needlework, quilts, toys and more. At the Park Avenue Armory. For more information: The Winter Antiques Show, (718) 292-7392.
|LATER THIS MONTH|
January 31 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Music at Mount Vernon
February 2 to February 5 in Miami Beach, Florida: Miami Beach Jewelry & Antiques Show
February 3 to February 4 in Waukesha, Wisconsin: 43rd Winter Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association Show & Sale
February 3 to February 4 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: The 18th Century Artisan Show
February 3 to February 5 in Nashville, Tennessee: The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville
February 3 to February 5 in Miami, Florida: The Miami Antiques + Art + Design Show
February 4 in Tamworth Village, New Hampshire: Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival
February 4 to February 5 in Fremont, Ohio: Living History Trade Fair
February 4 in Lancaster, Ohio: The Lancaster Antique Show
February 4 in Zoar, Ohio: Bicentennial Speaker Series
February 4 in Richmond, Kentucky: Fireside Chats-Daniel Boone
February 4 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Classes 2017
February 5 to February 12 in Atlanta, Georgia: Cathedral Antiques Show
February 10 to February 13 in Miami, Florida: The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
February 10 to February 12 in Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Antique Spectacular Show
February 11 in Richmond, Kentucky: Fireside Chats-Mad Anne Bailey
February 11 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Classes 2017
February 11 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Hearth-Cooking Workshops
February 12 in Louisville, Kentucky: Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series
February 15 to February 21 in West Palm Beach, Florida: Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques Show
February 15 to February 17 in Lebanon, Tennessee: Heart of Tennessee Antique Show
February 15 to February 18 in Nashville, Tennessee: Fiddlerâs Antiques Show
February 16 to February 18 in Nashville, Tennessee: Tailgate-Music Valley Antiques Show
February 18 in Ticonderoga, New York: 1775 British Garrison
February 18 to February 19 in Loves Park/Rockford, Illinois: 57th Annual Antiques Show
February 18 in Newport, Rhode Island: Colonial Food for Thought: A Newport Eats Living History Event
February 18 in Richmond, Kentucky: Fireside Chats-The Harpe Brothers
February 18 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Classes 2017
February 19 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: George Washingtons Birthday Celebration
|EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH|
February 14 to March 15 in Waltham, Massachusetts: Camellia Blooming Season
February 17 to August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts: Past Is Present-Revival Jewelry