Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ILLUSTRATED LECTURES EXPLORE DÉCOR 3 WEDNESDAYS

THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL LECTURE SERIES
WHEN:
Three Wednesday evenings , Mar. 30, Apr. 13, May 18
WHERE:
: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre)
TICKETS: 3-Lecture Series: $48 public; $32 members and full-time students with valid ID. Individual talks: $20 public; $15 members and full-time students with valid ID.
Purchase Tickets. Seats are limited, and advance purchase is recommended: 410.516.0341.

Evergreen’s fourth annual The House Beautiful lecture series explores décor from the perspectives of the iconic tastemaker, the contemporary design world and the museum. The illustrated talks will take place in Evergreen’s Bakst Theatre, followed by a lightly catered reception. The program is made possible by the Evergreen House Foundation.

Mar. 30: Emily Evans Eerdmans, "The Style Malmaison"
A discussion of twentieth-century tastemaker Madeleine Castaing (1894–1992), one of the most influential players in the mid-century melding of eighteenth-century Bourbon elegance with modern living for a truly
modern audience.

Apr. 13: Thomas Jayne, "Collectors and The Finest Rooms"
A visual tutorial of rooms by collectors, whether they be of furniture, art or unusual objects, and the particular trials and triumphs involved with decorating around them.

May 18: Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide, "The Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts"
An introduction to the ever-evolving concept of interpreting décor through an exciting narrative of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s heralded reinstallation of the famous Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts.