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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum houses a variety of the "finer things," including the world's largest collection of southern furniture and one of the largest collections of British ceramics outside England. Relax in the Portrait Gallery, attend a lecture or musical event in the Hennage Auditorium, or take part in a hands-on activity in the Education Studio.

Opened in 1985, the 15 galleries display furniture, metals, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, firearms, and textiles from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Thinking about having a tea party? See how those with wealth and influence dined when you peer into the nationally important holdings of English silver.

If you missed the Public Hospital of 1773 on your way in, be sure to stop on your way out.

Featured Exhibits

Artists on the Move

Artists on the Move

In today’s world it is hard to imagine a time when posing for the camera was not an option. Americans over 200 years ago were no less interested in having their picture made, but it required more work. Yet as America explored its freedom and adjusted to its status as a new nation, people wanted to express themselves and artists were there to help them out.

 

Ongoing Exhibits

Hours of Operation

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

  • Monday

    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday

    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday

    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday

    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday

    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday

    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday

    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM