Ornamental Separator

Introduction to the Art Museums

On view in the Bob and Marion Wilson Family Gallery
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Catharine and Kevin Broderick

Portal to both the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, this exhibition introduces guests to two world-class collections. Furniture, paintings, silver, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and much more entice guests to explore each museum in depth. Videos address the legacies of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and DeWitt Wallace, who played key roles in the creation of the museums that bear their names.

Hippoceros by Edgar Alexander McKillop, Balfour, North Carolina, black walnut wood and other materials, 1926-1927. Museum Purchase. 1961.701.15.
Red Hot Candelabra by Billy Ray Hussey, Robbins, North Carolina, earthenware, 2014. Gift of Lois Wagner in memory of Carol Ann Ellett. 2019.900.1.
Portrait of Helen M. Eddy by Joseph Whiting Stock, Springfield, Massachusetts, oil on canvas, ca. 1847. Bequest of Abby M. O'Neill. 2018.100.3,A&B.
Candlesticks by Paul de Lamerie, London, England, silver, 1745-1746. Museum Purchase. 1976-67,1-4A&B.
Book Press, London, England, primary materials rosewood and mahogany, ca. 1750. Museum Purchase. 1956-438.
Corner Cupboard by Nathan Overton, Randolph County, North Carolina, yellow pine, 1830-1845. Museum Purchase. 1956-154.


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