Subseries B. "The Pennsylvania Germans: A Celebration of Their Arts, 1683-1850." October 17, 1982-January 9, 1983

Date:
1981-1983

Scope and Content Note

"The Pennsylvania Germans: A Celebration of Their Arts, 1683-1850," was a magnificent exhibition curated by Beatrice B. Garvan, Associate Curator of American Art at the PMA, and Charles F. Hummel, Deputy Director for Collections at Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Delaware. Held from October 17, 1982 to January 9, 1983, the exhibition featured 333 objects that included furniture, paintings, ceramics, glass, textiles, costumes, glass, metalwork, and imprints. The objects reflected the diverse and creative backgrounds of the Pennsylvania Germans, perhaps more well known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. Organized around the exhibition's themes, a stunning catalogue, containing photographs and colorplates, was published. After closing in Philadelphia, the exhibition then traveled to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, followed by the M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco, and the completed its tour at the Art Institute of Chicago. The majority of the records are related to the objects in the exhibition, and other records include those pertaining to the exhibition planning and administrative materials.