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Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Brock Jobe, professor of American decorative arts at Winterthur Museum, takes a look at the rich history of furniture in Massachusetts. Using examples from the collections of Bayou Bend, Winterthur, and others, Jobe reveals a fascinating narrative.

"Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture" is the spring entry in the biannual Carol and Les Ballard Endowed Lecture Series. Questions about the content of this program? E-mail jmilillo@mfah.org or call 713.639.7759.

About the Speaker
Brock Jobe joined the staff of the Winterthur Museum as deputy director of collections and interpretation in 1992; eight years later he moved into his current position as professor of American decorative arts for the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. Previously he held curatorial posts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Colonial Williamsburg; and Historic New England. His research and publications have focused on early New England furniture.

Tickets
Reserve your free ticket in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

Related Workshop
Massachusetts Furniture Workshop, Wednesday, March 12, 10 a.m.

Twice a year, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens invites renowned scholars  to speak about interesting aspects of American decorative and fine arts. This lecture series is made possible by a generous endowment gift from Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard to Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.