From woven mats to high-tech contemporary designs, this exhibition will reveal the never-ending quest to seat people comfortably, appropriately, and fashionably. Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection and from other institutional and private collections, the exhibition will present wide-ranging examples of seating from many periods and cultures.
Steven and William Ladd are brothers who work with beads, fabric and boxes in developing labor intensive, meticulous and abstract work that expresses their shared memories of family life in Missouri.
Celebrating the 2012 gift of 350 American quilts from local collectors Pat and Tom Nickols, this installation features Log Cabin quilts. A Log Cabin quilt is formed in squares known as blocks, each with a central small square surrounded by bars or logs. Quilts may contain over 100 blocks, each pieced by hand in most… READ MORE
HUYLER’S PURE DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE, 1874-1925 This charming exhibition will explore the 50-year advertising and marketing design history of this high-end chocolate manufacturer through vintage cocoa tins, chocolate boxes, trading cards, magazine ads, promotional fans, shop signs, matchbook covers and other ephemera bearing the company’s name. The exhibition will tell the story of the company that… READ MORE