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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

8.27.2011

Framing It

[Photo my own]

Considering my mild obsession with frames (both time-worn vintage and museum quality), it's no surprise that I'm looking forward to Beaux Arts & Crafts: Masterpieces of American Frame Design 1890 – 1920. The exhibition opens at the High in just a few weeks, September 25, and will be on view through November 27. It's a relatively small show featuring fifteen outstanding frames handcrafted in the U.S. during a period thought to represent a pinnacle in American frame-making.


[Stanford White, Frame, tabernacle style, gold leaf, bole, and gesso on hand-carved wood,
collection of Edgar O. Smith via the High Museum of Art.]

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