In late February of 1970, the Decorative Arts departments opened an exhibition of recent acquisitions that was known as "Made in Pennsylvania." The exhibition featured Pennsylvania craftsmanship through silver smithing, cabinet making, and painting. The selection process used was rather unusual, as the PMA judged works for the exhibition based on rareness, exceptional workmanship, and the manner in which they illustrated their time period. Of note in the exhibition was a silver teapot made by Joseph Richardson, Sr., a Philadelphia silversmith. The records include planning documentation, press releases, object descriptions and photographs, and correspondence.
Decorative Arts Department Records : VII. Exhibition Records : I. Recent Acquisitions: Decorative Arts Department. February 26, 1970-June 29, 1970
Subseries I. Recent Acquisitions: Decorative Arts Department. February 26, 1970-June 29, 1970
Date:1969-1970Scope and Content Note