Tag: Decorative Arts

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Collection Close-up: A Souvenir from Central Park, Long Island

Preservation Long Island is proud to be the steward of a robust collection of decorative arts and material culture—from silver teapots to souvenir plates—that reveal life on Long Island long ago. Guest blogger and collections volunteer, Gary Hammond, explores the history behind one intriguing object in Preservation Long Island’s collection. […]

Exhibitions, Past Exhibits

Past Exhibit: Collecting Long Island

In 1976, SPLIA curator, Dean Failey, mounted the first exhibition to explore Long Island’s rich and often puzzling decorative arts heritage. More than forty years later, its groundbreaking discoveries continue to inspire and inform. Collecting Long Island follows the continued efforts of collectors to expand our knowledge of Long Island’s […]