Despite the fact that most Americans decided using silver was too much trouble in an age of automatic dishwashers and tiny houses, 20th-century designers and craftsmen produced a glistening array of objects that can still enchant the eye. This exhibition will walk you through the history and development of American silver, and show how casual dining and cocktail parties changed the industry, and the tradition of dining in the American home in the 20th century. The silver featured will be on display on the second floor of the Lilly House, where the setting of the home will provide more context for the artworks presented. Guests will see a progression of style, from the art deco era to World War II and beyond.



  • Starting Friday, March 22nd, 2019, repeats every day until Sunday, October 20, 2019 — all day



4000 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208