What makes something a treasure? Is it its uniqueness, its maker or original owner, or simply its visual appeal?
"Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures," presents significant pieces from the Kentucky Historical Society collections that have been preserved and are treasured. This decorative arts exhibition opened Saturday at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
"Great Revivals" highlights five stylistic periods from 1800 to 1920, and important decorative arts from each. Located in two galleries inside the Old State Capitol, visitors can see the changing tastes of Kentuckians during the Federal, Greek Revival, Rococo Revival, Gothic Revival and Aesthetic eras. Family-friendly interactives will engage audiences of all ages.
"Some of these pieces have been in storage for years," said Marilyn Zoidis, assistant director of the Kentucky Historical Society. "Some have never been on display for the public and 'Great Revivals' presents a special opportunity for people to see and appreciate them."