11 February 2010

Functional Art

I came upon the Elle Decor design calendar, hoping there might be an event coinciding with my future whereabouts. Lo and behold, the very first listing is for The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs, currently on display at the Carnegie Museum of Art. An actor-turned-artist influenced by his travels and mystery novelist wife, Rohlf's pieces reflect modernism and Art Nouveau, and contributed to the Arts and Crafts movement.

This is the first major exhibition for Rohlfs, who is a coveted and hidden secret among American furniture design collectors. The exhibit runs through April 25th before traveling to The Met in New York. Pittsburgh sees it first!

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