Local antiquity showcased at the Lancaster Decorative Arts Center

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Piatt Castle’s antique walnut case was loaned to the Ohio Center for the Decorative Arts in Lancaster for an exhibit called Retrospective: The Art of Looking Back. The exhibition will be visible until April 24, 2022.

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LANCASTER — An object loved by visitors to Piatt Mac-A-Cheek’s castle for more than 100 years has been loaned to the Ohio Center for Decorative Arts in Lancaster for an exhibit called Retrospective: The Art of Looking Back. This is the walnut case covered on the sides with shells and an embroidered horsehair cushion on the lid.

The exhibit curated by Andrew Richmond and Hollie Davis features the work of Ohio folk artists of the 1800s and 1900s, known collectively as the Memory Painters who captured visual interpretations of life in the Midwest. The exhibition also includes three-dimensional “memory objects”, such as the crate covered with shells on loan from the Château de Piatt. It tells the story of an object that has been loved from generation to generation based on associations with loved ones who have owned it in the past.

The exhibit will be on view through April 24, 2022. The Ohio Center for the Decorative Arts is open Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 145 E. Main St., Lancaster, OH. For more information, contact www.decartsohio.org or 740-681-1423.

The shell-covered box will be back in place in the living room of the Piatt Castle Mac-A-Cheek in early May. Spring weekend hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for guided and facilitated tours of Mac-A-Cheek Castle begin Saturday, April 16 and continue through May 22. From May 28, the castle will be open 7 days a week until Labor Day. weekend, then back to weekend hours until October 30. Visit www.piattcastle.org for more information.

Piatt Castle’s antique walnut case was loaned to the Ohio Center for the Decorative Arts in Lancaster for an exhibit called Retrospective: The Art of Looking Back. The exhibition will be visible until April 24, 2022.

Information from Margaret Piatt



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