Check out what’s going on this week at museums across the country!
Current and Coming: What’s Up in Colonial Williamsburg
Count Colonial Williamsburg among the cultural institutions that had to settle for much more muted celebrations this year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Curious Objects: “Where the Past Never Gets Old”—Re-presenting History at Colonial Williamsburg
In this episode of Curious Objects, Michael Diaz-Griffith treks to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia to talk with chief curator Ron Hurst about a new exhibition at the DeWitt Wallace Museum of Decorative Arts.
Warp, weft, and the American West
An exhibition in Colonial Williamsburg traces the evolution of Navajo pictorial weavings
Folk fun in Williamsburg
As part of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum’s continuing celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of its founding, a new showcase of some fifty pieces from the museum’s permanent collection has been mounted for a long-term exhibition titled America’s Folk Art.
Growing Interests: Expanding the collections at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
In 1926 John D. Rockefeller Jr. formally embarked on the project that would become the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation by purchasing Philip Ludwell’s house of about 1775 on Duke of Gloucester Street. That acquisition, the first “antique” in Colonial Williamsburg’s collection, came to play a pivotal role in the founding of what would eventually be the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.