Holiday show on view at museum
Published 3:51 pm, Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Gunn Museum on Wykeham Road in Washington is presenting its holiday exhibit, "It's a Small, Small World: Dollhouses and Miniatures," through Jan. 20.
Under the guidance of artistic director Chris Zaima, designer Sandy Booth and John Pitts, the former scenic artist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the display features more than 50 handcrafted dollhouses, spanning three centuries, from the museum, Washington residents and private collectors across the Northeast.
Miniature houses, furnishings, toys and dolls will be included.
The oldest item on display will be a very rare George II English Baby House built in 1747.
Some other notable artifacts in the exhibit are 1890s Moritz Gottschalk dollhouses, elaborate 19th century German "room boxes," a 1920s Tynietoy dollhouse with original Tynietoy furnishings, an early 20th century British Tri-ang dollhouse, a Mt. Vernon dollhouse built in 1932 for the bicentennial of George Washington's birth, Louis Marx tin houses, among many others.
The exhibit may be seen Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
For more information, call 860-868-7756 or visit www.gunnlibrary.org.