A Victorian Christmas at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

A Victorian Christmas at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

Date(s) - 11/06/2021 - 01/02/2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio


Visitors to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will travel back in time to experience “A Victorian Christmas” this holiday season. The exhibition, which opens November 6, 2021, will run through January 2, 2022. Curators George Johnson and Randall Thropp carefully considered each component of the exhibition to maintain its authenticity. Featured in the exhibition are an assortment of Christmas trees adorned with authentic 19th-century Victorian ornaments from Johnson’s personal collection. In addition to authentic Victorian ornaments, electric candles will adorn each of the trees to replicate the use of real candles used during the 19th century time period. Victorian-era toys will sit under the trees, with nearby mantles decorated with antique Christmas decorations.

​Visitors will also get a glimpse of what men and women may have worn to celebrate the holidays through the incorporation of costumes from the Paramount Pictures Archive, selected by Randall Thropp to showcase Victorian style.

For information about events associated with this exhibition, go to www.decartsohio.org or click here to read an article about the program.

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