Now on View
West Building Ground Floor
A Look Inside
Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Kaufman Collection, 1700–1830 offers visitors to the nation’s capital an unprecedented opportunity to view some of the finest furniture made by colonial and post-revolutionary American artisans.
Four Centuries of American Chairs
Oscar Fitzgerald, adjunct professor of decorative arts and design history, Corcoran School of Art and Design, George Washington University, traces the evolution of furniture styles from the 17th to the 20th century. Fitzgerald discusses 17th-century mannerism; baroque, rococo, and neoclassical styles of the 18th century; the Victorian reaction to classical design in the 19th century; and 20th-century modernism, with its rejection and then rediscovery of ornament.
Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington
Admission is always free. Timed-entry passes are required to enter the buildings.