In celebration of the 250th birthday of Salem's renowned architect, the Peabody Essex Museum is holding the first major exhibition of Samuel McIntire's distinguished career as a carver of neoclassical ornaments for buildings, ships and furniture. It includes more than 200 objects— from original architectural drawings, carvings, and sculpture, to examples of his extraordinary furniture creations—drawn from both public and private collections. Curator Dean Lahikainen, the author of the accompanying book for the show, has also selected paintings, prints, books, tools and related decorative arts objects, giving viewers a rich context for McIntire's work.
Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style is sponsored by U.S. Trust. Support has also been provided by the Richard C. von Hess Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation.