Art in Industry will look back at a time when Americans embraced artistic skills as a way to build a consumer-oriented industrial economy. This display looks at artistic industries as varied as publishing and pottery from the 1830s to the 1930s through three lenses: learning, working and selling. From the Arts and Crafts Movement to industrial design, the display will showcase objects such as an 1894 ornate cash register, electric toasters, pocket watches, cameras and ceramics, including vases and tableware. Also on view will be engraving tools and drawing instruments.
Hours | Free admission
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
14th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20013