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Heresy

After Joan of Arc was captured by the Duke of Burgundy in the year 1430, the English church planned to execute her on charges of witchcraft. Under an old English law, however, virgins could not be charged with witchcraft. She was instead convicted of heresy.

Top Drawer: 150 Years of Bittners

Date: November, 21st 2012 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Experience the old world craftsmanship of handmade furniture through the 18th and 19th centuries. “Top Drawer” is a 4,000 sq. ft. exhibition that explores how a German immigrant’s custom cabinet shop became not only a Louisville tradition, but also a nationally-renowned design firm. Exquisite American, English and Continental furniture inspired by great monarchs and makers is featured, as well as the story of how the political, cultural and social forces of these periods can inspire the aesthetic of our homes. Examine fine antiques from around the world as well as master-crafted pieces produced by the Bittners custom shop.

Location
2nd floor, north gallery