Curator‘s Comments

While distinctly contemporary in design, the furniture of Dale Broholm respects its historical roots. For Sit Up & Take Notice!he was challenged by the donor to make a comfortable bench that would provide rest for weary museum visitors, resulting in the only upholstered piece in the project. As he says, “My philosophy is that each piece of furniture should be a beautiful, functional, comfortable, durable work of art. Furniture should enhance life, both physically and mentally.”

Dale Broholm. American, Born 1956

Bench, 2003

Curly ash, ebony, bending plywood, and leather

21 x 21¾ x 72½ inches

Gift of Susan S. Small (Susan Spencer, class of 1948) in memory of her husband, William A. Small, Jr.

ID Number: SC TR 6435.2