11 episodes

The White House has been the official residence of the President of the United States for more than two hundred years. It embodies the story of how the presidents and their families live, work, and entertain within its historic walls and among its historic furnishings. This exhibition allows visitors to explore the history of the decorative arts in the nation's foremost home. The following ten audio episodes were recorded by with William G. Allman, curator of the White House, for the 2011 exhibition Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House.

Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House Smithsonian American Art Museum

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The White House has been the official residence of the President of the United States for more than two hundred years. It embodies the story of how the presidents and their families live, work, and entertain within its historic walls and among its historic furnishings. This exhibition allows visitors to explore the history of the decorative arts in the nation's foremost home. The following ten audio episodes were recorded by with William G. Allman, curator of the White House, for the 2011 exhibition Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper

    Episode 1

    • 2 min
    Monroe Plateau

    Monroe Plateau

    Episode 2

    • 2 min
    Centerpiece, Hiawatha Boat

    Centerpiece, Hiawatha Boat

    Episode 3

    • 2 min
    Cabinet

    Cabinet

    Episode 4

    • 2 min
    Cabinet, Chigai Dana

    Cabinet, Chigai Dana

    Episode 5

    • 2 min
    Coverlet

    Coverlet

    Episode 6

    • 1 min

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