See Historic New England objects at other museums

Jan 23, 2019

Historic New England’s collection services team is preparing a large number of objects to be included in exhibitions at other institutions.

Loans to other museums are an important way that Historic New England shares our extraordinary collection of domestic objects with the public. This year, two objects from Gropius House will appear in The Bauhaus at 100 and stencil and paint sets will be in Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815-1860 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine. A women’s bicycling suit will be featured in Gender Bending Fashion at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, while an American Antiquarian Society exhibition titled Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere features a teapot owned by Crispus Attucks. It will travel to the Concord Museum, New York Historical Society, and Crystal Bridges Museum of Art.

See below for a photo gallery of Historic New England objects on loan, learn about our current exhibitions, or explore our online collections database.

canvas and steel Bauhaus-style dining room chair

This canvas and steel chair was designed by Marcel Breuer from 1925 to 1926. It will be on display at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s exhibition Bauhaus at 100 from February 27, 2019 to May 12, 2019.

nesting two-piece side table made of linoleum and steel

This Breuer-designed side table made of linoleum and steel will also be on display at Bauhaus at 100 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Small round, ball-shaped teapot with domed, hinged lid with ornament on top; globular makeshift wooden handle, straight spout.

This pewter teapot belonged to Crispus Attucks and was probably made between 1750 and 1780. It will be on display at the American Antiquarian Society’s exhibition Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere from September 2019 to October 2020.

Moses Eaton’s work box contains stencils, brushes, and other supplies the artisan used c. 1825 for decorative wall coverings. It will be on display at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s exhibition Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815-1860 from November 14, 2019, to June 1, 2020.

This mahogany watercolor box from 1825-1875 will also be on display in Rufus Porter’s Curious World at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

yellow jacket and skirt

This yellow canvas set featuring a fitted jacket and split skirt was manufactured by the William H. Hoegee Company c. 1900. It will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s exhibition Gender Bending Fashion from March 15 to August 25, 2019.