Grueby Daisy Vase

American Arts & Crafts Movement

Opens October 17, 2023

This exhibition focuses on the variety of materials created within the Arts & Crafts genre that helped to create uniform and warm environments. Distinctive furniture, metalwork, and design created during the turn of last century will be on view alongside a selection of Grueby Pottery (1897–1913), including a pairing of a Grueby lamp base with a Tiffany Studios (1902–32) leaded-glass lamp shade.

Study of the Queen Victoria

Fascinating Clutter: American Taste during the Reign of Victoria

Opens October 17, 2023

This exhibition explores the rich aesthetic landscape of Victorian America. In the 19th century, the young republic of the United States followed Great Britain’s imperial and industrial example and eagerly pursued the romantic trends sparked by her young queen. The reckonings of youth, industry, expansion, and war kindled forms of visual expression in American culture—innocence, nostalgia, mourning, revivalism, and more. Far from its stilted and chaste stereotypes, the Victorian era featured a wide range of styles that emerged from a dynamic environment, one in which modes of personal and artistic expression were transformed on both sides of the Atlantic.