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June 2020

Blandwood In-Depth Tour: Architecture

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$10

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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$10

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 led by Preservation Greensboro's Executive Director, Benjamin Briggs. 40 minutes.

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Blandwood In-Depth Tour: Decorative Arts

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$10

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 highlight a number of pieces from this Collection, and provide context for their inspiration in terms of form and craftsmanship. Blandwood's resident…

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