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Restore Explore Connect: Furnishing Blandwood: Changing Taste in Antebellum America, Second of a Two-Part Series
April 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Preservation Greensboro is planning an exciting Lecture Series in early 2017 that will focus on Architecture, the Decorative Arts, and History in the Gate City and Guilford County. The series will take place week nights, and will be presented by scholars and experts who have studied the unique facets of our history that makes our community a remarkable place to live.
We have a great storyline spanning 300 years of history here in our corner of the world. Why not learn more about it? Our Lecture Series is free to the public, and topics are detailed on our Events page. Please plan to join us for Restore Explore Connect – Preservation Greensboro’s 2017 Lecture Series!
When the New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1844 designed what became one of the country’s earliest Tuscan villas, he and his client, the visionary Governor John Motley Morehead, collaborated on various interior details for the enlargement of Blandwood. The recommendations and selections made by both enterprising men—especially with regard to art and furniture—reflect changing tastes and values in mid-nineteenth century America. A digital tour by Judith Cushman Hammer, decorative arts lecturer and writer, views pieces owned by the Moreheads and offers a glimpse into that shifting cultural landscape. This is a second part of a two-part series, but participants will enjoy the presentation as a stand-alone event. 1.5 hours