Lectures - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library



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Thomas Chippendale, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754. Plate XII. Winterthur Library

Concept of Collecting Lecture Series


"Thomas Chippendale: The Man and the Myth"

Sunday, April 30
1:00 pm, Copeland

Join Winterthur Professor Emeritus of American Decorative Arts Brock Jobe as he recounts the remarkable story of famous furnituremaker Thomas Chippendale. $5 per member. $15 per nonmember. Reserve your tickets online or call 800.448.3883.

Paul Messier, photo by Jon Atherton
Michael Tonello, photo by Cheryl Clegg

Treasures on Trial Lecture Series

Evening Lecture: "A Silver Lining: How Fraud in the Fine Art Photography Market Catalyzed Groundbreaking Research and Scholarship"

Tuesday, April 18
6:00 pm, Copeland

Paul Messier, Pritzker Director, Lens Media Lab, Yale University Institute for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, will discuss issues of fraud and authenticity in the fine art photography market. Copeland Lecture Hall. $10 per Member. $15 nonmember. Reserve online or call 800.448.3883.


Evening Lecture: "The Hermès Birkin Bag in a Counterfeit World"

Tuesday, May 9
6:00 pm, Copeland

For more than 20 years, the Hermès Birkin bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury, and wealth. Best-selling author Michael Tonello chronicles the unusual ventures that took him to nearly every continent—and from eBay to Paris auction houses and into the lives of celebrities and poseurs alike—on the road to becoming a successful entrepreneur and Robin Hood to thousands of desperate rich women. Along the ride, we'll learn the secrets to authenticating designer handbags. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Reserve online or call 800.448.3883.

Jane Kamensky, Photo by Nina Subin

Lecture: "A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley"


Saturday, May 6
2:00 pm, Copeland

Harvard historian Jane Kamensky looks through the eyes of painter John Singleton Copley to reveal an unknown American Revolution. Drawn from Kamensky's riveting new book A Revolution in Color, the talk brings Copley's world and art to life, while exploring the fraught relationships between liberty and slavery, duty and ambition, legacy and posterity: tensions that shaped Copley's America, and beset us still. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Reserve online or call 800.448.3883.

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