“PLEASE BE SEATED” TOUR OFFERED AT FIGGE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Susan Horan   
Thursday, 30 June 2011 12:37

Explore 200 Years of American Chair Design on Sundays in July

The Figge Art Museum presents a docent-guided tour “Please be Seated” every Sunday at 1:30 pm during the month of July. The tour is in conjunction with the special exhibition The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Chair Design. Figge tour guides, referred to as docents, will discuss several chairs in the exhibition, including a Shaker rocking chair (c.1840), an office chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his Johnson Wax Company building in Racine, Wisconsin; an Egyptian Revival Side Chair (ca.1875), and a “Texas Longhorn Chair” (ca. 1890) made with actual horns, among others. The tour lasts approximately one hour. 

The Art of Seating will be on view at the Figge through September 4. The exhibition is developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville and the Jacobsen Collection of American Art, and organized by International Art & Artists, Washington, D.C. For additional exhibition-related programs, please visit the Figge website at www.figgeart.org.

Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members.  

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