E-Study Tour, American Furniture: Interpretation through Reproduction

June 17, 2022 @ 12:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery
Janet Sullivan

Furniture maker and educator Bob Van Dyke discusses with Eric Litke, Museum Assistant in the Department of American Decorative Arts, his project to reproduce several pieces of Colonial American furniture in the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection for use in two Connecticut houses owned by the Windsor Historical Society. The conversation charts Van Dyke’s process of selecting and studying objects at the Leslie P. and George H. Hume, B.A. 1969, American Furniture Study Center toward their reproduction and eventual use in a historic house museum, as well as aspects of the craft techniques used. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.

Closed captions will be available in English.

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