New Bedford Art Museum

New Bedford, MA



Chairs of Choice and Vault Series IV: Chairs

July 29 - October 3, 1999

The New Bedford Art Museum proudly presents Chairs of Choice, a unique exhibition of 100 chairs, on view from July 29 to October 1, 1999. Visitors are invited to explore the chair's unique characteristics in design, construction, and function through this remarkable exhibition. A comprehensive selection of chairs acquaints the viewer with the tastes and lifestyles of various eras; illustrates craftsmanship as it evolved in different countries and cultures; and celebrates the chair as an object of significance to its owner's heritage and accomplishments. Chairs will be featured from the collections of the Whaling Museum, the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, area historical societies and individuals including Chris Jussel of the Antiques Road Show and Geraldo Rivera, among others. A tour of the Chairs of Choice exhibition will be led by Mr. Goytizolo on Thursday, August 26 at 6 pm.

Chairs of Choice Curator Enrique Goytizolo is an internationally known expert in late 18th and early 19th century English furniture. He is the founder of Georgian Manor Antiques, formerly of New York City, now located in Fairhaven, MA. He served as the first Standards Director of the Antiques Council, and as a visiting expert on the Antiques Road Show.

A related exhibition entitled Vault Series IV: Chairs, will run concurrently in the Museum's Vault Gallery. Six artists embellish and transform vernacular chairs in this exhibition curated by Joan Backes. Participating artists are Gerald Auten, Joan Backes, Stoney Conley, Craig Coonrod, Marlene Malik and Bruce McColl. Joan Backes' chair will be sold through a silent auction to benefit the Museum.


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