Art Pottery and Glass in America, 1880s-1920s

September 25, 2015 – March 12, 2017

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Center, Artifact Walls Floor Plan

American potters and glassmakers were at the forefront of producing decorative wares that appealed to the growing market for Arts and Crafts design, popular between 1880 and 1910. This display highlights the design movement that embraced the ideals of superior craftsmanship, naturalistic ornamentation and living with beauty in the home. Among the manufacturers featured are the Steuben Glass Works, Phoenix Glass Company, Rookwood Pottery, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Biloxi Art Pottery, Paul Revere Pottery, and Matt Morgan Art Pottery.