yellow eggcup from the Wallach's collection

Wallachs to exhibit eggcup collection at Renaissance Center March 26-May 5

Release Date: 3/20/2007. Expired: 5/5/2007

For more than 30 years, Janet and David Wallach have been collecting eggcups. Their collection has grown to one of the largest of its kind, including more than 300 pieces.

An extensive sampling of the Wallachs’ collection will be exhibited in the North Wing Display Case at The Renaissance Center in Dickson March 26-May 5.

The Wallachs began collecting with an initial few cups that Janet’s mother had in her pantry. The couple was spurred on by their mutual upbringing on the breakfast of the hard- or soft-boiled egg.

The Wallachs’ collection runs the gamut of materials and forms. It is unique not only for its size and pristine condition, but also for its specificity. In regards to collecting an object such as furniture, books, tools or such, there is rarely room for attention to specialized forms of those same objects. The eggcup falls into this category.

While often contained in the larger body of a china or tableware collection, there are very few complete collections dedicated to the eggcup or other such subjects.

From traditional china to glassware to metal, all are materials used in this collection and on view in the exhibition.

For more information on Eggcup Treasury, an exhibition of Janet and David Wallach’s eggcup collection, contact curator Armon Means at (615) 740-5545 or Exhibits at The Renaissance Center are free and open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

The Renaissance Center is a fine arts education and performing arts center at 855 Highway 46 South in Dickson, just 35 miles west of Nashville on Interstate 40 at exit 172. For more information on center programs, call (615) 740-5600 or visit

Visit the Visual Arts Gallery page for more about the gallery.


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