A Tradition of Progress: Ohio Decorative Arts 1860-1945 opened at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster, Ohio, last weekend. The event runs through May 17.

Tradition2The  exhibition “tells the story of Ohio through decorative arts objects, starting with the Civil War era and concluding with the event that marked the true beginning of the modern era—World War II.   This time period was perhaps the most transformative in American history.  Ohio artists, artisans, designers, and manufacturers played a very important role in this transformation.  The exhibition will include more than 150 splendid pieces of furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, and textiles.”

Three special programs are planned:

Sunday, March 22, 2 p.m.
The Amazing Evolution of Ohio Furniture from the Victorian Era to the Modern Age
by exhibition curator Andrew Richmond

Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m. 
From Punch Bowls to Jazz Bowls: The Glory Days of Ohio Pottery and Glass
by exhibition curator Andrew Richmond

Sunday, May 3, 2 p.m.
Traditions of Progress: Ohio Painters from Lily Martin Spencer to Charles Burchfield
by Susan Talbot-Stanaway

For more information, visit www.decartsohio.org.