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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
326 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 220-7554 |

Tramp Art

Tramp Art

Through
November 30, 2014

Explore this intriguing art form through the study of six objects ranging from a seven-foot-tall cheval glass to a doll-sized roll-top desk in the David and Mary Peebles Gallery.

Notch or chip carving required few tools and little training. In the most common form of tramp art, notches were carved into the edges of cigar box wood, usually with a penknife, and the carved wood was then stacked and fastened with small nails or glue to create detailed, three dimensional designs.

Men with spare time in the evenings created wonderfully layered objects that decorated the homes of family and friends. Furniture pieces like the cheval glass were made from large chunks of wood but with the same notched/chip carved technique.

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Want to see both world-class museums? Enjoy a whole day of access to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

Your Museum Single-day Ticket includes:

  • One (1) day access to
    • DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
    • Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
    • Bassett Hall

Need to Know

  • Voucher must be exchanged at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center or a museum front desk.
  • Museum access is already included in the following tickets: Single-day, Multi-day, tickets included in hotel stay, Annual Pass, Collegiate Pass and Good Neighbor Pass.
  • Operating days and times vary. Please check hours prior to arrival.
PRICE
QUANTITY SUBTOTAL
ADULT (13+) $12.95 $0.00
YOUTH (6-12) $6.50 $0.00
UNDER 6 $0.00 $0.00
Total: $0.00

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