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The Speed Art Museum and the Filson Historical Society present Hidden Histories of Kentucky Art with Mack Cox: Tracking New England Footprints in Kentucky Furniture

November 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hidden Histories: Kentucky Art with Mack Cox

Tracking New England Footprints in Kentucky Furniture
The third in a lectures series from historian and Kentucky antiques collector Mack Cox.

Kentucky was the first region settled west of the Appalachian Mountains.  With wealth generated by fertile Bluegrass soils, Kentucky attracted craftsmen from faraway places with high wages and low living costs.  This lecture introduces early Kentucky furniture and explores the footprints left by New England cabinetmakers in the first American west.

This event will take place at the Speed Art Museum for FREE as part of Sunday Showcase; reservation is encouraged.



Learn more about the first in the series, Exploring Early Kentucky Furniture of the Bluegrass Region, and reserve your ticket.

Image credit:
Case attributed to Daniel Spencer (American, about 1741-1796)
Lexington, Kentucky
Tall Case Clock, 1793-1796
Cherry, poplar, chestnut, walnut
Cox Collection


November 10, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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