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Express Talk: The Amelia Blanxius Collection of Ceramics

March 28, 2018
12:00PM12:30PM
Meet in Gallery 100
Free with museum admission

In the early 1900s, sisters Emma Hodge and Jene Bell amassed a collection of more than 1,000 pieces of English and American ceramics in honor of their mother, Amelia Blanxius, a Swedish immigrant who raised her family in Chicago. Join educator Paulina Lopez for a 30-minute talk to explore these some of these unique pieces of American earthenware and to learn more about the women who collected them.


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Attributed to United States Pottery Company American, 1847-58 Bennington, Vermont. Standing Poodle, 1847/58. Amelia Blanxius Collection, gift of Emma B. Hodge and Jene E. Bell.