The Drambuie Collection is one of the finest of its type in existence. It has never been toured outside of the UK until 2003.
Today the significance of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" has been reduced to an emblem on a shortbread tin. But in 18th century Europe, the life of the Scottish Prince Charles Edward Stuart propelled a movement and rebellion that inspired myths, political upheaval, and some of the most exquisite works of art and craft of the period.
An unrivaled collection of more than 115 works from this turbulent chapter in history will be on view this summer at the Dixon, part of the first nationwide exhibition in the United States.
According to exhibition curator, Robin Nicholson, "These works demonstrate how the Jacobites, in creating an abiding tartan-clad iconography, invented a myth so large that it came to eclipse the reality of their adored leader, 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' while he was still alive."
Exhibition sponsored by Willis and Vance Willey, Time Warner Cable and The Dixon Life Member Society. Inkind Sponsor: Bacardi USA.