THE DECORATIVE ARTS CENTER of OHIO

Illumination 1803 - 2003, September 26 - January 2004

Is an Ohio Bicentennial Exhibition of Historic and Contemporary Lightning Devices exhibits both plain and fancy lighting devices that were used in American homes from poor to the rich. The progression of lighting fuels, technology and design is documented, while dispelling modern misconceptions and myths about early lamps.

The exhibition explains how early lighting devices work and the time and effort necessary to operate and maintain them - information that was common knowledge for our ancestors, but today has been virtually lost. Curators for the exhibition are Dan Mattausch and Dan Sohn.

The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is a statewide organization that fosters knowledge, enjoyment, and appreciation of the decorative arts and celebrates the architecture and heritage of the Reese-Peters House.

145 East Main Street, Lancaster, Ohio

 



STAFF of LIGHT
Concrete, steel, leather
77" x 17" x 7"
17 lb.
2001