Lectures

 

For more information on lectures or for a reservation, please call 800.448.3883.


 

Concept of Collecting Lecture: “Elizabeth Taylor: Collector of Beautiful Jewels”


Sunday, November 20
1:00 pm, Copeland


Ruth Peltason, author, editor, and jewelry authority, explores Elizabeth Taylor’s love affair with jewelry. From her ownership of the 33-carat Krupp diamond to her dazzling Bulgari emerald and diamond suite, both from her favorite husband, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor has long been America’s most captivating figure to follow in the pursuit of her lifelong love affair with jewelry. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Reservations encouraged. Order tickets online by calling 800.448.3883.


Frances Palmer, draftsman, Nathaniel Currier, lithographer and publisher, AMERICAN COUNTRY LIFE (detail) showing indigo, which is made from the leaves of the plant Indigofera.

Lasting Impressions Lecture: “Rock, Paper, Pigments: The Materials and Techniques of Currier & Ives”


Wednesday, November 30
12:15, Rotunda


Join us for a talk focusing on the early manual techniques exemplified by Currier & Ives. Joan Irving, paper conservator at Winterthur, will look closely at prints in Winterthur’s new exhibition, Lasting Impressions: The Artists of Currier & Ives, to reveal subtle lithographic techniques, the watercolor palette, and the little-discussed topic of lithographic papers. A close look suggests that these were well-crafted prints manufactured with high quality materials, begging the question, “Are these really, as the firm’s advertisements suggest, ‘the cheapest ornaments in the world’?” Members free. Included with admission.
 


 

Yuletide Lecture: “One Flower at a Time: Creating Yuletide Magic at Winterthur”


Friday, December 2
1:00 pm, Brown Horticulture Learning Center


Join Meredith Graves, coordinator of the Winterthur Flower Program, for a behind-the-scenes look at Yuletide including the creation of the breathtaking dried-flower tree. Members free. $15 per nonmember. Reservations encouraged. Call 800.448.3883 for tickets.


Dennis Carr, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photo Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Made in the Americas Evening Lecture: “New Worlds Collide: Asia, America, and the Arts of the First Global Age”



Wednesday, December 7
6:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall


Dennis Carr, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will share some of the incredible global stories of the objects in the exhibition and explore how the rich cultural interchange of the colonial period in the Americas created an early crucible for the development of a new global artistic culture. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember.


 

Yuletide Lecture: “Nancy’s Dollhouse: Conserving a Miniature Mansion”



Saturday, December 17
12:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall


Join University of Delaware art conservation students Amanda Kaman and Karissa Murator and learn about their recent efforts to clean, repair, inventory, and reinstall the contents of Nancy B. McDaniel’s dollhouse mansion, debuting at Yuletide at Winterthur. Reservations encouraged.
$5 per Member. $15 per nonmember.


H. F. du Pont and sister Louise Crowninshield

Lecture: Winterthur 101: “A Who’s Who of the du Ponts”



Saturday, January 28
Copeland Lecture Hall, 1:00 pm


How was P. S. du Pont of Longwood related to H. F. du Pont? What about Alfred I. of Nemours? Or the Copelands at Mt. Cuba? Join Director of Interpretation and Estate Historian Jeff Groff as he kicks off our first Winterthur 101 program, with a fascinating illustrated talk focusing on the three
generations of du Ponts who lived at Winterthur as well as the expanded web of family members.  Members only. Members free. Members may bring up to two guests with guest passes. Reservations encouraged. Call 800.448.3883.


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