Rococo: Celebrating 18th-Century Design and Decoration
This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), English furniture maker, author of "The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director" (1754), and important disseminator of what is commonly known today as the Rococo style. Since the 1840s, the term "Rococo" has been used to describe a variety of 18th-century decorative art forms that bear particular ornamental characteristics. Hallmarks of the style include asymmetrical and naturalistic forms, often achieved through the inclusion of "C" and "S" shape scrolls, and motifs such as foliage, rocks, and shells. Rooted in France in the 1730s, the style quickly gained popularity in other countries, including England and America, where it was adopted to different degrees. The exhibition celebrates both Chippendale's legacy and the iconic style he helped promote through a number of English and American Rococo decorative art forms from Historic Deerfield's rich collection.
When: Feb 24, 2018 12am to Feb 10, 2019 12am in Deerfield, MA
Robert Burns Dinner
Robert Burns Night Come join us to celebrate Robbie Burns night on Saturday January 26th, 2019- cash bar and socializing at 5:00pm; dinner to begin at 6:00. Traditional supper, music, songs and poetry, Stabbing o' the Haggis and the skirl of the pipes. Emcee Eric Goodchild will be on hand to entertain and guide us through the evening. Tickets only available through brownpapertickets.
When: Jan 26, 2019 5pm to Jan 26, 2019 9:30PMin Deerfield, MA
Cost: 65 - 65 USD