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All that Glitters: The Society of Gilders
By Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens/Capen Showalter House

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is pleased to announce our newest exhibition, All that Glitters: The Society of Gilders, an installation in partnership with The Society of Gilders, an international and professional association devoted to the art and craft of gilding. This exhibition will run from December 13, 2022, to April 16, 2023.

Gilding or “gilt,” is a decorative technique for applying fine gold leaf or power to solid surfaces such as wood, stone, or metal to give a thin coating of gold. Precious objects, art, and architectural elements have been gilded by ancient Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Egyptian cultures for centuries. This knowledge further transitioned through influential European art periods and can be seen in innumerable masterworks of art. The Polasek Museum is delighted to partner with The Society of Gilders for this glorious look at this historic medium. This exhibition aims to reflect The Society of Gilders’ mission, “to preserve traditional gilding skills and techniques and to promote the highest standards in the practice of gilding.” Artists have not only been encouraged to submit finished pieces but also works in progress.

This exhibition is supported by United Arts of Central Florida and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

For more information, access The Albin Polasek Museum website.