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The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

, New York City | Arts & Culture

The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design, October 1 – December 31, 2016, Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY. http://www.albanyinstitute.org/art-of-seating.html Chairs as works of art? You might be dubious going in, but once you see these sitting statues, created by design luminaries like Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry, you'll never see furniture quite the same way again. This exhibit, which is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville includes chairs from the 19th Century on, and will be complemented locally by several furniture and design-related events at local heritage sites. This new program, "Pull Up A Chair" is presented by Partners for Albany Stories, and includes the opportunity to win a Shaker reproduction chair. “Pull Up a Chair” special events: In the Hot Seat | Thursday, October 13 at 6:30PM | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free The Man in the Chair: Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Thursday, October 6 at 1PM & 5:30PM | New York State Capitol | Free, but RSVPs required Isamu Noguchi, Artist and Designer | Wednesday, November 2 at 12PM | Empire State Plaza | Free, but RSVPs required Peculiar Grace: The Shakers and Their Chairs | Thursday, October 27 at 6PM | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free During October, visit three sites and get your PAStport stamped to enter a free drawing for a beautifully crafted reproduction Shaker chair. For more information, Go Here.  

Event Details

    Oct. 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016
    01:00 AM - 11:00 PM