January 18, 2024 - April 9, 2024
Regular gallery hours Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt Street
Athens, GA 30601
Collections from Our Community Display Featuring Pyrex Collection
Thursday, January 18, 2024
The Lyndon House Arts Center’s Collections from our Community features unique collections of objects found in the closets, cabinets, shelves of Athens-area citizens. This winter, we have the pleasure of hosting a variety of Pyrex casseroles and dishware from the collection of Ilka McConnell.
“The delight of Pyrex began with a set of Pyrex Daisy pattern mixing bowls my Mom received from my Great-Grandmother that we used for all sorts of recipes growing up. Those cheerful yellow bowls with the little flowers have always been such a burst of sunshine in her kitchen. To outfit my first apartment after college in the late 1990s, I went to many garage sales, and scored the first gem: a small yellow Pyrex casserole dish for $3. A little blue thrift-store markdown Pyrex bowl soon joined it, and the fun had begun! Mom passed along a Mamie-Eisenhower-pink casserole dish (Pink Scroll pattern) that my Dad had discovered in the attic of our old house in Pennsylvania, which had a pink tile bathroom and pink curtains and carpet when they moved in.” – Ilka McConnell
A Collector Talk and Casserole Bakeoff is schedule for February 15, 2024 at 6:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. To participate in the Casserole Bakeoff, please register with Shelby.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note casseroles must be fully cooked, in their own serving dish and have their own serving utensil. Plates, forks and napkins will be provided.
All exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public. Exhibitions are on view during regular gallery hours Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.