Catherine Futter - Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939

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Curator Catherine Futter and her colleagues provide a behind-the-scenes look at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's major exhibit drawn from almost a century of world's fairs.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Curator of decorative arts Catherine Futter and her colleagues from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art provide an illustrated behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s new exhibit running through August 19, 2012.

Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939 features 200 objects introduced at world’s fairs over nearly a century. These events were the first global marketplaces, where manufacturers and artisans promoted their most ingenious innovations.

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Futter is the Helen Jane and R. Hugh “Pat” Uhlmann Curator of Decorative Arts at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Watch the video