After a prolonged closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Farnsworth House reopens its doors with a new exhibition entitled “Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered”, a temporary refurnishing of the country house to reflect its 1955 appearance. Focusing on Dr. Edith Farnsworth’s life and times, the exhibition aims to highlight the untold story of this woman. Dr. Edith Farnsworth, “an accomplished research physician, classically trained violinist, poet and translator, world traveler and music-lover,” is the focal point of the latest installation by the Farnsworth House and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Reflecting its 1955 appearance, the temporary refurnishing of Farnsworth House, lasting nine-month, puts in place originals or replicas of the furniture, loaned, donated, or purchased, arranged in the space according to period photographs. Moreover, “personal effects such as books, ashtrays, dishes, linens, etc. will be placed to appear as though Dr. Farnsworth has just left the room”. The new tour will be soon available to the public, continuing through December 2021 with a VR tour, many programs, and exhibitions to celebrate Edith and her legacy.
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