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Decorative Arts Center of Ohio to Feature Pizzuti Collection Through Aug. 18

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May 25 through August 18, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will feature “Selections from the Pizzuti Collection.” The exhibition is broken up into portraiture, abstract art, landscape, and still life artwork in a myriad of artistic mediums. Check out some images of the work on display in the exhibition below, and listen to WOUB’s… Read More

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio to Spotlight Tella Kitchen’s Art March 17

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On Sunday, March 17, starting at 2 p.m., the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (145 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH) will feature a special presentation by Ed Kitchen, the grandson of Tella Kitchen, an acclaimed folk artist whose work is currently on display in the Decorative Arts Center’s lower gallery. Attendance costs $5 for members… Read More

Speak With Lilly Martin Spencer in Lancaster March 3

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On Sunday, March 3, visitors to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will have the opportunity to “speak” to artist Lilly Martin Spencer, who is the subject of the museum’s latest exhibition, “Lilly’s World.” Spencer herself passed away in 1902, but Robin Schuricht, an Education Specialist at the Ohio History Connection, will act as Lilly,… Read More

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Examines Everyday Beauty With ‘Lilly’s World’

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Lilly Martin Spencer’s works were among some of the most popular of the mid-19th Century. She was a genre painter, meaning that the works she created depicted scenes from everyday life, and her work often focuses on common, working class human situations: cooking for your family, taking a break from your studies to play with… Read More

‘Christmas On the Homefront’ On Display In Lancaster Through Dec. 30

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On Friday, November 23 the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio opened their 2018 holiday exhibition, curated once again by regional historian and retired history teacher Dr. George Johnson and his wife, Jeannie. This year the theme is Christmas on the Home Front, celebrating the unique aspects of what holiday celebrations looked like while the United… Read More

‘Imagining a Better World: the Artwork of Nelly Toll’ at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

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From 1943 to 1945, young artist Nelly Toll was in hiding from Nazis occupying Lwow, Poland with her mother, the two of them often sharing but a small, bare room. Throughout that time, Toll was armed with only a set of watercolors and her imagination, resulting in dozens of beautiful and fascinating images. Forty archival… Read More

Now I Obsessively Count the Words: Speaking With Writer Larry Smith

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Writer Larry Smith has always believed that the most interesting things are other people. Even before social media made it possible to keep tabs on everything your ex-best friends eat for lunch, Smith was working to find a way to make story telling easy and inviting in the digital age. He found inspiration in the literary legend… Read More

PHOTOS: DACO’s Creating the Illusion Exhibition

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Costumes within the context of film and theater are more than just pretty to look at. They imply nuances to the characters they cover, and have the potential to create a greater emotional depth without any unnecessary exposition. Through August 12 the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will spotlight some particularly cultural relevant costumes in their exhibition… Read More

DACO Opens ‘Creating the Illusion’ Exhibition May 19

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Opening on May 19, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will showcase some of the most impressive and culturally relevant costumes from films of the past 30 years in their new exhibition “Creating the Illusion,” curated by Paramount Films archivist and former Ohio University Lancaster student Randall Thropp. The exhibition features everything from one of… Read More