DeWitt Wallace dekorativa konstmuseum
DeWitt Wallace dekorativa konstmuseum

DeWitt Wallace dekorativa konstmuseum

Missa inte DeWitt Wallace dekorativa konstmuseum för en antikvitetsbutik; allt i detta utrymme är för att se, inte köpa. Museet visar amerikanska och brittiska möbler, metaller, keramik, glas, målningar, tryck, skjutvapen och textilier från 1700- till 1800-talet. Det finns 15 separata gallerier, och sajten har rykte för att visa upp de ”finare sakerna” i livet. I synnerhet har museet den största samlingen av möbler från den amerikanska södern och en av de största samlingarna av brittisk keramik någonstans utanför England.

För att komplettera samlingarna utbildar museet allmänheten genom föreläsningar och musikevenemang. Det finns också ett porträttgalleri i lokalerna, som gör det möjligt för besökare att sätta ansikten med lyxen i de livsstilar som demonstreras av samlingarna. Museet öppnade 1985 i historiska Williamsburg, Virginia, och namngavs efter DeWitt Wallace, en av grundarna avReader's Digest magazine.

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Dagligen kl. 10-19
301 S. Nassau St., Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185

The basics

To complement the collections, the museum educates the public through lectures and musical events. There is also a portrait gallery on the premises, allowing visitors to put faces to the luxurious lifestyles demonstrated by the collections. The museum opened in 1985 and was named after DeWitt Wallace, a co-founder of Reader’s Digest magazine. You can purchase a Colonial Williamsburg attraction pass to gain admission to the historic sites and trade shops plus the museum. Various guided tours are offered throughout the week.

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Things to know before you go

  • The outdoor areas of Colonial Williamsburg are wheelchair-accessible, but keep in mind that some of the historic buildings have steep, narrow steps. The museum does have elevators.
  • Colonial Williamsburg is part of Virginia's Historic Triangle, which also includes Jamestown and Yorktown.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, and it’s recommended to dress in layers.
  • There is a museum gift shop and a cafe.
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How to get there

The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is part of Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia, located between Richmond and Virginia Beach. It’s about a 2.5-hour drive from Washington DC. It’s also accessible via Amtrak, with the nearest stop being the Williamsburg Transportation Center. Within Colonial Williamsburg, you can hop a shuttle that makes stops at major sites including the museum.

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When to get there

The museum is open throughout the year, and hosts special tours and programs—including a chance for visitors to examine antique clothing, accessories, and household textiles from the collections. July 4th proves to be a popular time to visit. This is when Colonial Williamsburg offers a day filled with patriotic festivities, such as readings of the Declaration of Independence, musical performances, and a fireworks show.

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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

Dedicated to American folk art, this museum owes the majority of its collection to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, who donated her folk art to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in 1939; the museum officially opened in 1957. Inside, visitors can browse paintings, sculptures, and other objects such as hooked rugs and pottery.

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