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Everhart Museum Opens For Every Season: Folk Art in Daily Life and Celebration

The Everhart Museum presentss For Every Season: Folk Art in Daily Life and Celebration, open through December 31, 2010.

For Every Season highlights a new interpretation of the Everhart Museum Folk Art collection in which the stages of life are illustrated through a rich assortment of objects. For example, the Pennsylvania German immigrants commemorated births with frakturs (illustrated documents) and created bride boxes as marriage gifts for young women. Craftspeople and business proprietors used tavern signs to advertise their goods and skills in their work life, and often young women showcased their artistic skills to honor their deceased loved ones in painted, embroidered, and woven hair mourning pictures. This exhibit also provides a unique opportunity to interface with all of the diverse immigrant communities in Scranton and NEPA, and interpret contemporary folk art (international) and lifeways from ethnicities around the world, represented locally. Partial underwriting for this exhibit is provided by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Inc., Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, and PNC Bank.

Image: Little Girl in Red Dress Oil on canvas, ca. 1851 Everhart Museum Collection, 46.64; Museum Purchase

The Everhart Museum is the largest public museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Museum is located in Nay Aug Park in Scranton. The Everhart Museum exists for the benefit of the public, and the visitors to the Museum represent a cross section of the population as a whole.

The Everhart Museum is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to the collection, care and display of a diverse array of artifacts, including natural history, science and fine arts. The museum also contains a library with books pertaining to areas of interest covered by the collection.

Everhart Museum 1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton PA 18510-2390
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