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Texas Furniture From The Ima Hogg Winedale Collection

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Texas Furniture From The Ima Hogg Winedale Collection
Original exhibition dates July 13, 2013 - October 6, 2013

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History and the Bullock Museum presented a special exhibition, Texas Furniture From The Ima Hogg Winedale Collection, in the Bullock Museum’s Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall. It offered a rare opportunity for visitors to see pieces from the most significant collection of 19th-century Texas furniture in existence.

Approximately 40 pieces of furniture, as well as other highlights from the Winedale collection were displayed. Winedale is a historic farmstead near Round Top, Texas that was purchased in the 1960s by Houston philanthropist Miss Ima Hogg. Hogg was a collector of American furniture and a long-time supporter of historic preservation. The exhibition will be the first time the furniture has traveled from Winedale, now a division of the Briscoe Center, since Hogg placed it there.

The exhibit was guest-curated by Lonn Taylor, an authority on the architecture, furniture and decorative arts of Texas and the American Southwest. Taylor has served as historian for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and is the former director of Winedale, from which most of the furniture in this exhibition originates. (Press Release

The original exhibition of Texas Furniture was made possible by the generous support of:

William J. Hill
John Hogg and David Garza
Jeanie S. Kilroy
Cheryl and Walt Penn
Gay and Shannon Ratliff
Patricia G. Steves
Joan and Bruce Blakemore

Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors
Hunt Consolidated, Inc./Hunt Oil Company
U.S. Trust
Buena Vista Foundation
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Ambassador & Mrs. Lyndon Olson, Jr.

 

Artifacts represented in this virtual tour were originally loaned by:

The Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
Bastrop County Historical Society

Jim Hutcheson
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Bayou Bend Collection
Barbara Whitehead

Exhibit Acknowledgements:

Guest Exhibit Curator
Lonn Taylor

Executive Director
Don Carleton

Assistant Director for
Exhibits and Material Culture

Lynn Bell

 

Exhibit Design and Fabrication
Pony Allen Studios
Drew Patterson Studios

Exhibit Production
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Jic Clubb

Interactive Virtual Tour
Irashema Medrano
David Zepeda

Related Materials:

dustjacket of book
 
Texas Furniture, Volume One: The Cabinetmakers and Their Work, 1840-1880, Revised edition
Taylor, Lonn and David B. Warren
Details
dustjacket of book
 
Texas Furniture, Volume Two: The Cabinetmakers and Their Work, 1840-1880
Taylor, Lonn and David B. Warren
Details