Past Exhibitions
M. J. Kelchy, Token of Friendship to Esther A. Fritz, ca. 1850–60. Cut lined paper, woven hair, and silk ribbon. Jane Katcher Collection

Made For Love: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana

  • February 13, 2007–August 26, 2007
A doll’s quilt inscribed with a tender lullaby, an ivory trinket carved by a sailor far from home, a portrait of a father and daughter—these and other captivating works of folk and decorative art from the 18th and 19th centuries are featured in Made for Love: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana. The thematic exhibition, drawn from this important collection of American folk and decorative art, features 39 objects that contain expressions of affection between men and women, parents and children, students and teachers, and friends, examining the material symbols Americans used to express bonds of affection.
Exhibition organized by Erin E. Eisenbarth, the Marcia Brady Tucker Curatorial Fellow, Yale University Art Gallery. Supported by an endowment made possible by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Friends of American Arts at Yale Exhibition and Publication Fund.

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