Lectures

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Lecture: “Sold! The Most Valuable Furniture Ever Offered at Auction”

March 10, 1:00–2:00 pm

Professor Emeritus Brock Jobe will recount the promotion, intrigue, and competition that led to record prices for the greatest masterpieces of furniture making around the globe. From an Italian cabinet owned by an English Duke that sold for over $36 million to a French Art Deco armchair that brought more than $26 million, each piece has a fascinating story behind its price tag. Learn how these items found their way to market, why they fetched what they did, and where they are today. Along the way, discover the excitement that propelled these exceptional objects to new heights in the marketplace. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Purchase tickets online or by calling 800.448.3883.

 

 

 

Costuming THE CROWN Panel Discussion

March 30, 3:00 pm

Join us for a special event featuring an exclusive panel of award-winning costume designers and creators from The Crown. $30 per Member. $40 per nonmember. $20 per student with ID.

 

 

 

Follies Lecture: "Learning to See and Explore at Stowe"

April 20, 1:00–2:00 pm

Matt Rader, executive director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, will discuss his experiences learning to see the landscape as a young man at Stowe, the Capability Brown-designed landscape garden in Buckinghamshire, England. $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember. Free for Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society and Garden Associate Members. 

 

 

Costuming THE CROWN Evening Lecture: "Elizabeth the Queen: The Woman, the Family, the Life"

April 30, 6:00 pm

Biographer Sally Bedell Smith parts the curtain and describes what Queen Elizabeth II is really like as a human being—a wife, a mother, a friend—along with the secrets to her effectiveness as a highly respected leader. Ms. Smith will share what she discovered about the Queen's life and reign that people either don't know about or fully appreciate. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883.

The Badminton Cabinet, ordered in Italy in 1726 by the 19-year-old Duke of Beaufort, sold in London in 2004 to Prince Adam II of Liechtenstein for $36,662,106

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