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Aug 16, 2014. - Apr 5, 2015.

Democratic Designs

At The Willoughby-Baylor House

The Federal-era Willoughby-Baylor House provides a perfect historical setting for an exhibition of highlights from the Chrysler Museum's deep collection of early American art. Democratic Designs explores the work of artists with considerable ambition and talent, but limited access to professional training.

The exhibition includes works by Ammi Phillips, Edward Hicks, and Erastus Salisbury Field. It's a triumphant display of individual creativity and native genius.

Many pieces in this show are gifts from the pioneering collectors Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, sister of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., and her husband Col. Edgar William Garbisch.

This home, at 601 E. Freemason St., is open noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free.

Attributed to Joseph Badger
Portrait of a Child
Oil on canvas
ca. 1750

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