The Charles Hosmer - Morse Museum of American Art


Calendar for June 26, 2013

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

  • No programs or events are planned for this day



ON EXHIBIT

  • Vignette: The Art of Fountain Pens

    Before the electronic stylus and tablet, before the laser printer, before fiber- and ceramic-tipped pens and even before the ballpoint, fountain pens were everyone’s writing instrument. Developed in the late 19th century, fountain pens—the kind filled from a bottle of ink—were ingenious, often beautifully designed and handcrafted, and ubiquitous until the 1970s. Today, though still used by a few, they are collected and cherished as little works of art. In this vignette, the Morse presents a gift to the collection of fountain pens dating from 1875 to 1975, giving these beautiful, functional objects much-deserved attention.

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  • Focus Exhibition: Lockwood De Forest’s The Wreck

    The Wreck, an 1880 oil painting by American artist and decorator Lockwood de Forest (1850–1932), depicts five Bedouins riding their camels across a distant horizon and in the foreground, the skeletal remains of a camel—the wreck of the painting’s title. A recent bequest from the estate of de Forest’s great-granddaughter, this 36-by-48-inch Orientalist picture is on view for the first time after extensive conservation.

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