DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

301 South Nassau Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185 - United States




The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum houses a variety of the "finer things," including the world's largest collection of southern furniture and one of the largest collections of British ceramics outside England. Relax in the Portrait Gallery, attend a lecture or musical event in the Hennage Auditorium, or take part in a hands-on activity in the Education Studio.


At A Glance - 10:30 a.m. A 20 minute tour of the museum. Included with admission.
Art Stop - 3:30-4:30 p.m. Drop in the Goode Education Studio to create a work of art inspired by objects on exhibit.

A Gift to the Nation: The Joseph and June Hennage Collection - This exhibition highlights the focused collecting of the late Joe and June Hennage, who strove to acquire great examples of furniture and silver from important colonial centers including Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Charleston, and the Connecticut River Valley.

“Every Article… suitable for this Country”: Furnishing Early Williamsburg - This exhibition reveals Williamsburg and vicinity through objects that were made or imported by the people who once lived and worked here.

Upholstery CSI: Reading the Evidence - This exhibition explores the work of Colonial Williamsburg upholstery conservator Leroy Graves and the non-intrusive upholstery method he developed that is now used by museums worldwide.

Artists on the Move: Portraits for a New Nation - On view are more than 30 portraits, some never before exhibited. Each portrait has a story to tell, whether it is the marriage of childhood sweethearts or an artist creating his own selfie.

Other exhibitions include - Keeping Time: Tall Case Clocks - Promoting America: Maps of the Colonies and the New Republic - British Masterworks: Ninety Years of Collecting at Colonial Williamsburg - The Textile Arts of Britain and Early American Faces

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