6:30PM - 10:00PM
Please join us for the not-to-be missed preview celebration of Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939! This special evening will include cocktails, spectacular entertainment including a fully illuminated 40 foot ferris wheel that seats up to 24 passengers, delicious international fare, and the first look at the biggest and best exhibition to grace our city in decades!
This ground-breaking exhibition explores the ingenuity and craftsmanship of decorative arts made for world’s fairs, from London’s Great Exhibition in 1851 to the New York World’s Fair in 1939. Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs 1851-1939 showcases approximately 200 examples of the most extraordinary works of furniture, metalwork, glass, ceramics, textiles, and jewelry production by leading international artists and firms, including Lalique, Cartier, and Tiffany. These exceptional and singular objects – some never before seen in the United States – represents the pinnacle of scientific and artistic achievements of their time.
Registration required. Please click "Register Online" above or contact Martha Loftin at 704.337.2011 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This exhibition is co-organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Major support for this exhibition is provided by Wells Fargo, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition is brought to Charlotte through generous support from Duke Energy, Novant Health, and the Southern Christmas Show.