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  Decorative Arts AL-CO, CT-DE, FL-IL, IN-LA, MA, MA2 , MD-OH, PA-TX, VA-VT, VT-ZZ  

 

  MA

  Andover

  Addison Gallery of American Art

  180 Main Street

  Phillips Academy

  Andover  MA   01810    

  Phone   978 749-4015

  Web Site  http://www.andover.edu/addison/home.htm

  E-mail  mailto:addison@andover.edu

  Description  American works since Colonial times

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Collection A-F Decorative Arts

  Collection N-Z  Prints

  New or Updated:  11/24/2005


Massachusetts
Boston
Gibson Society Inc
137 Beacon Street
Boston MA 02116
Phone
617 267-6338
Web Site
http://www.thegibsonhouse.org/
E-mail mailto:gibsonmuseum@aol.com
Description Victorian house featuring decorative arts
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Collection A-F Decorative Arts
Era 1859
New or Updated: 07/01/2003
 

  MA

  Boston

  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

  280 The Fenway

  Boston  MA   02115    

  Phone   617 566-1401

  Web Site  http://www.gardnermuseum.org/

  Description  painting, sculpture, other arts in  3 floors of galleries surrounding courtyard with active concert schedule

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Kind of Activity   Performance

  Industry /Profession Music

  Collection A-F Decorative Arts

  Collection N-Z  Tapestries

  New or Updated:     12/3/2005

  Cambridge
  Fogg Art Museum
 
Address  32 Quincy Street
  Cambridge  MA  02138    
 
Phone  617 495-9400
  Web Site  http://www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/fogg/
 
Description  European and American art from Medieval to present, Impressionist and                         post-Impressionist
 
Type of Resource      Museum
  
Primary Focus         Arts
   Collection A-F
            Decorative Arts
   Collection N-Z
              Prints
  
New or Updated:      07/20/2003

  MA

  Concord

  Concord Museum

  200 Lexington Road

  Concord             MA           01742    

  Phone   978 369-9609

  Alt Phone   978 369-9763

  Web   www.concordmuseum.org

  E-mail  mailto:cm1@concordmuseum.org

  Description  early American artifacts & decorative arts, period rooms

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Collection A-F Decorative Arts

  Research              Library

  Era   1635-1860

  New or  Updated                1/28/2006
 

  MA

  Cotuit

  Cahoon Museum of American Art

  4676 Falmouth Road

  POP Box 1853

  Cotuit   MA      02635    

  Phone   508 428-7581

  Web   www.cahoonmuseum.org/

  Description  focus on primitive painters R & M Cahoon, also other American

                    representational painters

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Collection A-F Decorative Arts

  Collection   Paintings

  Era   1775

  New or  Updated                       2/13/2006

  Deerfield
 
Memorial Hall Museum
 
8 Memorial Street
 
Deerfield  MA  1342     
 
Phone  413 774-7476
 
Web Site  http://www.deerfield-ma.org/
 
Description  multiple collections including tavern signs and instruments in Deerfield                         Academy Building -- 19 rooms, 3 floors
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Schoolhouse
 
Collection A-F  Decorative Arts
 
Collection N-Z  Tools
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Era      1798
 
New or Updated:  09/02/2003

Massachusetts
Duxbury
Duxbury Rural & Historical Society
685 Washington Street
PO Box 2865
Duxbury MA 02331
Phone
781 934-2378
Web Site www.duxburyhistory.org
Description society owns several historic houses
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Collection A-F  Decorative Arts
Research/Reading Library

Gloucester
Beauport - Sleeper-McCann House
75 Eastern Point Boulevard E
Gloucester MA 01930
Phone
508 283-0800
Alt Phone 617 227-3956
Web Site www.cape-ann.com/cacc/beauport.html
Description 40 room "summer cottage"
Type of Resource House Museum
Collection A-F Decorative Arts
Era  1907
Owner/Operator: SPNEA
 

  MA

  Holyoke

  Wistariahurst Museum

  238 Cabot St

  Holyoke  MA   01040    

  Phone   413 322-5660

  Web Site  http://www.wistariahurst.org/

  E-mail  wistariahurst@ci.holyoke.ma.us

  Description  Victorian mansion of silk manufacturer

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Collection  Decorative Arts

  Research  Archives

  Era  1868

  New or Updated:  4/10/2006

 

 

 

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Massachusetts
Ipswich
John Heard House
54 South Main Street
Ipswich MA 01938
Phone
978 356-2811
Web Site http://www.ipswichma.com/directory/ihs/
Description merchant family prominent in West Indian and later China Trade periods, features furnishings, toy collection, carriages & sleighs, and artwork by Arthur Wesley Dow
Type of Resource House Museum
Collection A-F Decorative Arts
Collection N-Z Toys
Era 1800
Owner/Operator: Ipswich Historical Society

John Whipple House
1 South Village Green
Ipswich MA  01938
Phone
978 356-2811
Web Site http://www.ipswichma.com/directory/ihs/
Description six generations beginning in 1655, timber frame house with collection of hand-made bobbin pillow lace, colonial-style garden
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Collection A-F Decorative Arts
Collection G-M Lace
Research/Reading Library
Era 1655
Owner/Operator: Ipswich Historical Society

  MA

  Lexington

  National Heritage Museum

  33 Marret Road

  Lexington  MA    02173    

  Phone   617 861-6559

  Web Site  www.monh.org

  Description  changing exhibits of decorative & folk art, toys, people

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Field of Study Folk Life

  Collection  Decorative Arts

  Collection G-M  Maps

  Collection  Photography

  Research  Library

  Owner/Operator:  32nd Scottish Rite Freemasons

  New or Updated:  4/14/2006
 

  MA

  Salem

  Phillips House

  34 Chestnut St

  Salem  MA   01970    

  Phone  978 744-0440

  Web Site  http://www.phillipsmuseum.org/

  E-mail  mailto:info@phillipsmuseum.org

  Description five generations of family furnishings & transportation

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Collection  Decorative Arts

  Collection  Porcelain

  New or Updated:  5/8/2006

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