At this lecture, Winterthur curators Wendy Cooper and Lisa Minardi will provide an overview of their forthcoming exhibition on southeastern Pennsylvania furniture, which will open at Winterthur on April 2, 2011 and run through January 8, 2012. This ground-breaking exhibit — to be called Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1725-1850 — focuses on the traditions that produced the furniture first used by people in the region, then inherited by their descendants and finally collected.
Wendy Cooper has been the curator of furniture at Winterthur since 1995. From 1987 to 1995, Cooper was curator of decorative arts at the Baltimore Museum of Art, where she organized the major traveling exhibition Classical Taste in America, 1800–1840, with a book of the same title published by Abbeville Press.
Lisa Minardi is the assistant curator of furniture for the southeastern Pennsylvania furniture project at Winterthur and has studied Pennsylvania German arts and architecture for more than 15 years. Prior to coming to Winterthur, she was the curatorial assistant at the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, working closely with their Pennsylvania German collection.
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