Current Exhibitions :: Building a Collection: The E. Martin Wunsch New York State Decorative Arts Collection

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
West Corridor

Wunsch

Since 1969, the decorative and fine arts collections of the New York State Museum have been enhanced by generous donations from the Wunsch Americana Foundation Inc. under the direction of Eric Martin Wunsch. The Wunsch Collection consists of over 700 pieces of furniture, paintings, silver, ceramics, and folk art crafted primarily between 1700 and 1900. This collection is the cornerstone of the Museum's decorative arts collection and is important because it represents artisans and cabinetmakers from the entire state, includes historically documented pieces, and contains pieces by the nation's leading cabinetmakers who were located in New York. As a whole, the Wunsch Collection at the New York State Museum is the foremost collection of New York State furniture and decorative arts assembled.




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