Lectures

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Lecture: “Which Yankees, Whose Traditions, What Objects”

March 21, 12:15–1:00 pm, Rotunda

Since 1976 there has been a veritable explosion of publication about the arts of New England. This lecture by Charles F. Hummel, Curator Emeritus, Winterthur is an overview of the arts of that complex region of “yankeeland,” known as New England. For the most part, museums and books present to the public elite examples of New England regional architecture, paintings, costumes and upholstery, urban furniture, China Trade porcelains, silver, wallpaper, gravestones, and brass objects. To provide some balance, selections for this overview also include common redwares, other products of local potters, paintings and graphics, glass, pewter, iron, tools, leather objects, needlework, machinery, rural furniture, and woodenware. Members free. Included with admission

John Singleton Copley, 1769. Gift of Henry Francis du Pont, 1957.1127

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, including Suzanne Mackie, creative director at Left Bank Pictures and executive producer of The Crown, and Emmy®-award winning designers Michele Clapton and Jane Petrie. $30 per Member. $40 per nonmember. $20 per student with ID. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. For more information on the exhibition, visit the Costuming THE CROWN web page.

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. *Costuming THE CROWN exhibition open until 6:00 pm.

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