Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques Exhibit

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Agateware jug, mid-19th century with later alterationsBoscobel House and Gardens’ will hold Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques, from June 3rd to October 1st, a major exhibition focused on historic attempts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Make-dos include everyday household remnants, such as porcelain teapots with silver replacement spouts and or tin handles. They also include treasured relics, such as a decanter riddled with staples that was once owned by Washington Irving. More than 100 examples will be drawn from local, private and public collections. 

Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques will be open during regular museum hours June 3 through October 1, 2017 and is included with admission to the house or grounds. An illustrated catalogue with essays by Curator Jennifer Carlquist and collector/designer Andrew Baseman will accompany the exhibition and be available for purchase in the Gift Shop.

Exhibition-related programs include lectures, a “Repair Café” for community members co-organized with the Desmond-Fish Library on June 17, a panel discussion moderated by design historian Glenn Adamson, and a lecture by Andrew Baseman.

Boscobel is located on Route 9D in Garrison, just one mile south of Cold Spring and directly across the river from West Point. Hours are 9:30am to 5pm (first tour at 10 am; last at 4 pm), November and December 9:30 am to 4 pm (last tour at 3 pm.) For more information, visit their website or call (845) 265-3638.

Photo: England, Agateware jug, mid-19th century with later alterations, collection of Andrew Baseman, courtesy Andrew Baseman.

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