“The Art of Seating”

A new exhibition is examining “The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design.” The exhibit will be touring smaller cities here in the U.S., bringing great design to the heart of America.

The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design…presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in view—the chair as art.

Each of the approximately 40 chairs in the exhibition are chosen for their beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political and cultural influences. Selections from The Jacobsen Collection of American Art are joined by contemporary designs offering a stylistic journey in furniture with show-stoppers by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles & Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry among others.

Take a look at this clip below where Dr. Diane DeMill Jacobsen, who heads up the Jacobsen Collection of American Art, talks about the exhibit.

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