The line between fine artist and master craftsperson can be a very fine one. Belmont University isn't helping matters by mixing up all manner of arts and crafts from a number of collections of university alumni for its latest show. Including work from the Colonial period to the end of the 19th century, this exhibit will feature furniture, silver, glass, textiles, paintings and prints. Guest curated by Belmont Mansion's executive director Mark Brown, the meat and potatoes of this show can be found in the way that it demonstrates two centuries of a nation attempting to define itself while simultaneously copying the arts and crafts of the European countries that its citizens once called home. Speaking of meat and potatoes, we can't wait to see the Tiffany fried-chicken server!
Jan. 26-May 14, 2010