ACHS presents Silver, an exhibit curated by Scott Ballin, a frequent curator of Society exhibits.
Silver’s theme features silver from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, combining both history and art. The silver objects created during these periods were handmade and demonstrated superior craftsmanship. Silver in this period reflected not only the simplicity of times in American history, but also brought an elaborate social sophistication to the development of the young country. Dining was both social and political and silver was an important part of that daily activity. The exhibit will include approximately 70 pieces, accompanied by exhibit panels that describe not only the art of silversmithing, but its relevance in American life.
The exhibit will run through the end of 2019 in the R.R. Smith Center’s History Gallery and is open and free to the public.
The exhibit was made possible through a generous donation from Altria Client Services, Inc.