National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS
Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830
Opens October 7, 2012, on permanent view

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Image: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chippendale desk and bookcase, c. 1765, attributed to Thomas Affleck, George M.* and Linda H. KaufmanThe unveiling of the Kaufman Collection at the National Gallery of Art on the ground floor of the West Building is a landmark moment for the nation's capital, which until this time has had no major presentation of early American furniture and related decorative arts on permanent public view. The new installation highlights nearly 100 examples from the distinguished collection of George M. and Linda H. Kaufman. One of the largest and most refined collections of early American furniture and decorative arts in private hands, it was acquired by the Kaufmans over the course of five decades and promised to the National Gallery of Art. The installation includes American, Chinese, and European porcelains and French floral watercolors by Pierre Joseph Redouté from the Kaufman Collection, as well as paintings by celebrated American artists such as Gilbert Stuart in the Gallery's collection. The Kaufman gift dramatically complements the National Gallery's fine holdings of European decorative arts with equally important American works of art.

Schedule: National Gallery of Art, Washington, opens October 7, 2012, On permanent view

Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.

This installation is on view in the West Building, Ground Floor.