The DAR Museum has an impressive collection of decorative arts, and much of the published work about the museum stresses that fact. Over the years however, important examples of American folk art and Americana have enlivened the collection. For the most part, these were family objects inherited and donated by DAR members. However, as a national interest in folk art grew over the second half of the twentieth century, the museum purchased a few choice examples. Although some of these pieces may have been displayed in other venues, this is the museum’s first folk art exhibition to present and celebrate these treasures. There will be something for “all the people”: portraits, quilts, furniture, ceramics, metals, needlework, and unexpected surprises.
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