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September 2015

Los Angeles: ARCHITECTURE :: ART :: GARDENS

September 23, 2015 - September 27, 2015

Join us for this exceptional trip to explore the architecture, landscapes, art, and food of Los Angeles, including the Stahl House, the Broad Museum, Gamble House, the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Hollyhock House, the Getty, and so much more!

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October 2015

Prestwould Day Trip

October 9, 2015

A day trip to the exceptional Prestwould estate in Clarksville Virginia will explore early American architecture, furnishings, and decorative arts in addition to the personal gardens of Lady Jean Skipwith. This tour includes transoprtation, lunch, and admission/tour of Prestwould.

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January 2017

Urban Archaeology: Proximity Printworks Tour

January 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Printworks, end of 9th Street
Greensboro, NC

Constructed in stages in the 1910s and 1920s, the facility contains a variety of cavernous spaces and incorporates a variety of materials that serve as a contrast with nearby Revolution Mill. The structure is currently vacant, and its walls have been used as a canvass for grafitti artists!

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June 2020

Blandwood In-Depth Tour: Architecture

June 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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A fascinating look at the techniques of construction; use of materials such as timber, brick and plaster; and architectural terminology related to Blandwood Mansion. This tour explores the architecture of Blandwood, a National Historic Landmark with additions designed by preeminent New York City architect Alexander Jackson Davis, as an illustration of early Piedmont Carolina architectural traditions from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as well as new concepts and techniques introduced during the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian Period…

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Blandwood In-Depth Tour: Portraiture

June 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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As a museum, Blandwood chronicles an impressive collection of historical media that documents the evolution of portraiture from eighteenth century silhouettes to late nineteenth century photography. This special tour reviews the progression of portraiture from simple backwoods representations through posed oil portraits, calotype and daguerreotype prints, to modern photography. This tour explores Blandwood as a remarkable collection that documents a century of rapid change in technology. This tour will be held on Facebook Live, accessed through our Preservation Greensboro or…

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Blandwood In-Depth Live on Facebook: Decorative Arts

June 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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The decorative arts at Blandwood reveal an astonishing amount about changing tastes in America during the first half of the nineteenth century, as taste makers pivoted from Roman Classical to Greek Classical and French inspirations. Blandwood features a remarkable collection of pieces that are original to the house and family known as "The Morehead Collection.". The tour will be held on Facebook Live, accessed through our Preservation Greensboro or Blandwood Facebook pages. We will highlight a number of pieces from…

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