Small Wonders from the American Collections

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway

This special exhibition celebrates a major new installation in the Luce Center for American Art: Visible Storage ? Study Center that gives the public access to more than 350 additional objects from the Museum’s collections. Since its opening in Janua... more

This special exhibition celebrates a major new installation in the Luce Center for American Art: Visible Storage ? Study Center that gives the public access to more than 350 additional objects from the Museum’s collections. Since its opening in January 2005, the Luce Visible Storage ? Study Center has housed approximately 2,100 objects in two types of storage units: vitrined cases and paintings screens. The facility also contains forty-two drawers for storage. Beginning in mid-October and in stages over subsequent months, they will be filled with works from the Museum’s renowned American holdings and opened to the public. Once the drawers are full, the number of objects on view in visible storage will rise to 2,500—an increase of almost 20 percent. The drawers’ contents will encompass a variety of objects from the Americas—including art of the United States as well as of the indigenous and colonial peoples of North and South America—and dating from the pre-Columbian period to the present day. Although the works range widely in terms of medium, date, function, and geographical origin, they do share a diminutive scale and suitability for flat storage. Among the objects that will b... more

This special exhibition celebrates a major new installation in the Luce Center for American Art: Visible Storage ? Study Center that gives the public access to more than 350 additional objects from the Museum’s collections. Since its opening in January 2005, the Luce Visible Storage ? Study Center has housed approximately 2,100 objects in two types of storage units: vitrined cases and paintings screens. The facility also contains forty-two drawers for storage. Beginning in mid-October and in stages over subsequent months, they will be filled with works from the Museum’s renowned American holdings and opened to the public. Once the drawers are full, the number of objects on view in visible storage will rise to 2,500—an increase of almost 20 percent.

The drawers’ contents will encompass a variety of objects from the Americas—including art of the United States as well as of the indigenous and colonial peoples of North and South America—and dating from the pre-Columbian period to the present day. Although the works range widely in terms of medium, date, function, and geographical origin, they do share a diminutive scale and suitability for flat storage. Among the objects that will be installed in the drawers are: American and Hopi ceramic tiles; Mexican pottery stamps; jewelry and other ornaments from Native and South American cultures; Modernist jewelry; silverplated flatware and serving pieces; Spanish Colonial devotional objects; American portrait and mourning miniatures; commemorative medals; and embroidery. As in other sections of the Luce Visible Storage ? Study Center, objects in the drawers are densely installed to maximize the available space and are grouped by type, medium, or culture. Visitors can learn more about the works by using one of the nearby computer kiosks in the facility, or by accessing the Luce database online. To obtain a list of a drawer’s entire contents, use the Map feature and select numbers 41 through 47.

Held in conjunction with the drawers installation, Small Wonders from the American Collections features an eclectic selection of seventy works of art on the walls and in the display cases above the drawers. This exhibition both highlights objects that will be installed in the drawers and reveals a diversity of cultural traditions and artistic practices that constitute American art. A variety of jewelry and objects of personal adornment—although produced by different peoples—function similarly to signify information about the wearer’s identity. Flatware, pins, and other silver items on display reflect a broad array of forms, styles, and uses for this valuable metal. Ceramic tiles made contemporaneously by Native and non-Native Americans provide an interesting cross-cultural comparison with respect to the decoration and marketing of these wares.


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Small Wonders from the American Collections

Small Wonders from the American Collections
10/29/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, October 29
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Small Wonders from the American Collections
10/30/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, October 30
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Small Wonders from the American Collections
10/31/2020 11:00 AM
Sat, October 31
11:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Small Wonders from the American Collections
11/01/2020 11:00 AM
Sun, November 01
11:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Small Wonders from the American Collections
11/04/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, November 04
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Small Wonders from the American Collections
11/05/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, November 05
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Small Wonders from the American Collections
11/06/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, November 06
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Small Wonders from the American Collections
11/07/2020 11:00 AM
Sat, November 07
11:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Occurs 48 more times through Jan 16

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 638-5000

Schedule

October 29, Thursday 10:00AM
October 30, Friday 10:00AM
October 31, Saturday 11:00AM
November 1, Sunday 11:00AM
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Category

Arts

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