Patricia Kane, curator of American Decorative Arts, leads a tour in the Hume Furniture Study at West Campus

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Founded in 1973, the Friends of American Arts at Yale support the work of the departments of American Paintings and Sculpture and American Decorative Arts. The Friends raise endowment funds to help ensure the continued development of the American art collection and related scholarship. The group also organizes study days, travel programs, and singular educational offerings that explore the diversity of American art, history, and culture.

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John Gordon and Patricia Kane lead tour in Hume Furniture Study


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