Thursday, 19 May 2011

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A lecture by John Whitenight

The bell jar, or glass parlor dome, is synonymous with our memory of the Victorian Age (1837 - 1901). During the 19th century, these blown glass forms were referred to not as domes but as shades, and graced nearly every parlor, protecting a broad variety of treasures–including miniature tableaux, waxworks, natural history specimens, taxidermy of exotic birds and pets, automatons, and delicate arrangements of hairwork, featherwork, and shellwork–from dust and curious fingers.

8:00 PM
Thursday, June 2nd
543 Union Street (at Nevins), Brooklyn, NY 11215

Now playing: Bobb Trimble - Glass Menagerie Fantasies


David Toms said...

I have always found these a bit spooky

Nick D said...

Yep, can't wait for this....

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

This makes my heart sing and cry, I'll be in NY the 3rd. Rats!

Karena said...

Quite intricate and ornate! Not for everyone's taste nowadays nonetheless works of art!

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