September 18, 2019 – (Key West, FL).  Key West Art & Historical Society Call for Collections of Curios, Artworks, Baubles and Tchotchkes

Do you collect interesting and unusual objects? Is your home filled with knickknacks, curios, ornaments, trinkets, baubles, collectibles, artwork, and other objects of interest? Your unique treasures could be part of the upcoming “Key West Collects: Our Community Treasures” exhibit, one of Key West Art & Historical Society’s popular returning exhibits, slated for the Custom House Museum from November 22, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

Keys residents who would like to have their own unusual or impressive collections considered for the exhibit should contact KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x112 or send a description with photographs via email to cconvertitofarrar@kwahs.org. The last “Key West Collects” exhibit, held in 2017, included objects such as exotic opium pipes, vintage dolls, World War I sheet music, scrimshaw from the 19th century, pre-Columbian artifacts, embroidered linens and other cherished objects collected by our local community.

“Florida Keys residents are fascinated in so many facets of culture, history and the arts,” says Society curator Cori Convertito. “Displaying a small representation of their interests allows the museum to generate conversation amongst its visitors.”

“Key West Collects: Our Community Treasures” will open with a special reception on November 22, from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street and will run through January 5, 2020. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information on Key West Art & Historical Society venues and events, visit kwahs.orgYour Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.

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Key West Art & Historical Society seeks unusual or impressive collections – like this collection of scrimshaw from the late 18th through mid-19th centuries – to be considered for the next “Key West Collects” exhibit in November.  Contact KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x112.