Past Programs & Events

Saturday, September 27

Ruthmere: An Eclectic Beaux Arts Mansion

Join us this fall for our second travel tour, led by art historian Rolf Achilles, which takes us to Elkart, Indiana to experience the Ruthmere Museum’s exceptional fine and decorative arts collection housed in an elegantly restored 1910 historic home steeped in local history. > Read more

Thursday, September 11

The Art of the Landscape and the Architect

This talk will explore the relationship between landscape and culture through painting. Landscape painting has always represented much more than the literal depiction of a place. Painting embodies both cultural and personal memories that are important to understand the meaning and spirit of a landscape to its people; these include historical, socio-economical, political and even religious views. Architects have traditionally used drawing and painting to increase their understanding of culture and place. Likewise, by adopting these time-honored practices, architects today can create more informed, sustainable, meaningful and lasting architecture. > Read more

Saturday, September 6

Book Club: I Am Madame X

Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. In this remarkable novel, author Gioia Diliberto tells the story of American beauty Virginie Gautreau, the subject of John Singer Sargent’s famous 1884 painting Portrait of Madame X. > Read more

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 25 through September 1

Tiffany Girls Studio Tour

Sneak into the “studio” with Tiffany designers Clara Driscoll and Agnes Northrop. > Read more

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