Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Woodard Furniture Exhibit

Recognizing the historical significance and contribution to the American furniture industry of the Owosso-based Woodard Company, a two-month major exhibition will be presented at the Shiawassee Arts Center, June 1-July 29. SAC, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, is partnering with the Woodard Company, a subsidiary of Litex, and Woodard family members to create an exhibit that will bring pride and inspiration to Owosso residents and bring hundreds of visitors to our community. The exhibit will be held throughout the main floor of the Arts Center. On display will be Woodard furniture designs that cover three centuries beginning with the wood chairs and bedroom sets that were made in the late 1800's, continuing with the wrought iron designs of the 1930's-1960's (including chairs that are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and the Cooper-Hewitt Museums), through today's metal and aluminum designs.


  1. Do you have any pictures of this exhibit
    I have been trying to find info on some woodard furniture I have two large empire style bedroom pieces. They are marked but I can find nothing like them on the internet Hoping I can find something out here:-)

  2. I don't have any myself but I have asked at the Arts Center.

  3. The Arts Center said:

    We have the catalog still available for purchase for $10. It contains a few photos of wood Woodard furniture, but the wrought iron furniture is the focus.

    Contact them at (989)723.8354 or

  4. I would really love to see them. I am a big fan of old furniture. They gives a royal looks to the house. I have seen some amazing old designs which are great sample of art. It will be good if you show us some images of them. Recently I have also seen some beautiful designs on a website. I think you will like them-