For nearly a century Shenango China thrived in New Castle, PA, creating dinnerware for clients ranging from the average American house wife to kings and queens. “The Pottery”, as it was affectionately known, employed more than 30,000 individuals over the years and was known across the globe for its durability as well as design. It’s offspring, Castleton China, debuted it’s museum line at the Museum of Modern Art in 1946 from the skilled hand of Eva Zeisel, featuring designs by the greatest artists of the day – Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, George Braque, Stuart Leger, Andrew Wyeth and many more. Castleton China also created the celebrated presidential services for President Eisenhower and President Johnson, as well as Air Force One and other government divisions. It is these fine works that the Hoyt Center for the Arts retains in it’s collections displayed in J. Howard Bruce Shenango China room in Hoyt East and throughout the period rooms of Hoyt West.
- The Shenango China Collection
- The WPA Poster Collection
- Louis J. G. Buehler Collection
- The Gertrude Chapin Fine Arts Library