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The Speed Art Museum and the Filson Historical Society present Hidden Histories of Kentucky Art with Mack Cox: Exploring Early Kentucky Furniture of the Bluegrass Region

September 15 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hidden Histories: Kentucky Art with Mack Cox

Exploring Early Kentucky Furniture of the Bluegrass Region
The first in a lectures series from historian and Kentucky antiques collector Mack Cox.

Starting in 1775, pioneers trekked hundreds of miles into a wilderness to claim fertile Bluegrass lands.  Statehood came in 1792, but Indian hostilities stunted improvements until 1794.  Thereafter development occurred at an astounding pace.  Cabinetmakers came from most American regions, as well as England, Scotland, Ireland, France and other places.  There were no established styles, so they made furniture as they had in far aways places resulting in great stylistic diversity.  This lecture explores early furniture made in Lexington, Frankfort and other communities in a graphic rich presentation that reveals Kentucky’s cosmopolitan beginnings.

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

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DON’T MISS:
October 21: Hidden Histories: Kentucky Art with Mack Cox: An American Story: The Redd Family Portraits at the Filson Historical Society
November 10: Hidden Histories: Kentucky Art with Mack Cox: Tracking New England Footprints in Kentucky Furniture at the Speed Art Museum

Image Credit:
Lexington, Kentucky
Sideboard, 1800-1810
Cherry, poplar, and other woods
The Speed Art Museum, purchased with funds from the Alice Speed Stoll Accessions Fund  2017.5

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Date:
September 15
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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