ARTHIST 750 visits the Chipstone Foundation

On Monday, October 3, Assistant Professor Kay Wells and the students in her course ARTHIST 750: Revival! Visualizing the American Past visited the Chipstone Foundation in Fox Point to discuss the collecting and display of early-American antiques with Curator and Director of Research, Sarah Carter. They learned about how Stanley and Polly Stone began their collection and built their colonial revival mansion to house it, how the Chipstone Foundation handles the fakes that were discovered in the collection after Stanley’s death, and how the Foundation continues to think through the history of American material culture by collecting and commissioning work from contemporary artists.chipstonevisit2









L-R: Kay Wells, Evan McAllister, Lucie Grandjean