Exhibition - Grand Designs: Neoclassical Taste 2016

Arts and Entertainment

August 31, 2016

From: Museum Of Fine Arts

Grand Designs: Neoclassical Taste in the 18th Century

Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, presents special exhibitions twice a year. Grand Designs: Neoclassical Taste in the 18th Century comprises furniture, decor, and prints from the era.

The focus of this exhibition is The Dundas Sofa, a magnificent work commissioned by Sir Lawrence Dundas from architect Robert Adam and furniture maker Thomas Chippendale.

Among the other objects on view are the porcelain sculpture Figure of Hercules and the Nemean Lion, manufactured by Ludwigsburg Porcelain Factory; a ewer by silversmith Paul de Lamerie; and prints illustrating the decorative work of Robert Adam and his brother James.

Date:   September 17, 2016 February 20, 2017

TuesdayWednesday, 10am - 5pm
Thursday, 10am - 9pm
FridaySaturday, 10am - 7pm
Sunday, 12:15pm - 7pm

General Admission:
MFAH Member: Free
Adult (19+): $15
Senior (65+ with ID): $10
College Student (19+ with ID): $7.50
Youth (1318): $7.50
Child (12 & younger): Free
Military (with ID)*: $10 or Free*

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