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Bank to Bend Lecture: "Snowdrops at Colesbourne, Glouceshire"
Saturday, March 12
11:00 am–12:00 pm
This year’s featured speaker is Lady Elwes, who will share the story of how a garden of private obsession grew into one of international importance. Her talk “Snowdrops at Colesbourne, Gloucestershire” will take us from triumph to disaster and back again. It is a tale of snowdrops, the people, the passions, and the real stars....the flowers. $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember. Free for Garden and Ladscape Society and Garden Associate Members. For more information on Bank to Bend, visit the spring experiences page.
Lecture: “The Time to Buy: Collecting American Antiques in 2016”
Sunday, March 13
Stories abound about the fall in prices of American antiques over the past decade. What happened and why? Brock Jobe, professor emeritus at Winterthur, takes a fascinating look at the antiques trade from the 1940s to the present. Learn what drives today’s marketplace and where the trade is
headed. Reception to follow in Visitor Center Café (light refreshments and cash bar). Members free. $15 per nonmember. Students ages 12–18 free.
Lecture: “Words and Things: One Historian's Two-Track Journey into the Past”
Tuesday, March 15
Calling all history buffs! This lecture with John Demos, Samule Knight Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University, and award-winning author, will explore the complex relationship between written and material sources in the study of history—sources which have remained mostly separate over the years. Demos suggests that combining these two modes can fill important gaps and offer revealing insight. He stresses the disconnect between the professional historian and the material culture specialists in museums and public history sites, reflecting on his own experience as a historian and collector trying to combine the two. Historical study, he explains, crosses back and forth between past and present; only by combining written and material evidence can we hope to achieve a suitable balance. Free for Patron-level-and-above Members. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Students free.
Lecture: “At Home in the Garden”
Tuesday, April 12
Style icon and author Carolyne Roehm will take guests through the defining elements of her ‘Weatherstone’ garden in Connecticut, the subject of her book At Home in the Garden and will share personal reflections about her extraordinary life and the humbling effects of nature. Patron-level-and-above Members free. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Students free.
Lecture: “Living and Teaching in China: Experiences of a Winterthur Conservator at the Forbidden City”
Wednesday, April 27
Join Dwight and Lorri Lanmon Director of Academic Affairs Gregory Landrey and his wife Lynne Landrey as they share their experience of living in Beijing for four months in 2014 and 2015 while Gregory was teaching furniture conservation at the CRAFT training program at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The presentation will include insight into historic preservation in China, teaching in a changing-yet-traditional Chinese environment, and living in one of the world’s largest cities. Members free. Included with admission. For information on Winterthur After Hours on Wednesday evenings, visit the performance page.