The Frazier Museum is home to the sword of Josiah Bartlett, a New Hampshire statesman and second signer of the Declaration of independence.
“The Eye of Napoléon”
October 19, 2013 through February 9, 2014
“The Eye of Napoléon” examines Napoléon Bonaparte’s extraordinary influence on the creative arts. Objects he used and gave as gifts, as well as more than 200 works of art and craftsmanship are part of the display. Guests will experience a collection of his family’s silver, gold, glassware, porcelain, fine furniture, jewels and elegantly-bound books. Documents and clothing from the period, including a very rare hat that belonged to the emperor himself, and fine fabrics ordered for his imperial palaces complete this decadent exhibition. Read more >>>>
Among the most recognizable icons in the world today, the American flag has enjoyed a long history of graphic renderings and artistic re-interpretations. Although the Continental Congress agreed in 1777 that the United States flag should be comprised of stars and stripes in red, white, and blue, more than a century passed without formal design regulations, yielding a wealth of exuberant and unbridled creative manifestations of the national banner.
From Civil War-era flags and Native American moccasins to political campaign buttons and original flag art, Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag assembles thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs, one of the world’s leading graphic designers and a partner in the international design firm, Pentagram. Together, the range of objects and memorabilia presented comprise their own genre of folk art and are a unique part of American heritage.