OOP, but of possible interest: Early American Costume programs, Washington DC
--- On Wed, 4/8/09, Missy Groppel <MissyGroppel@...> wrote:
Dumbarton House is a Federal period historic house museum, ca. 1800, in Georgetown, Washington, DC, accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Through July 4th: Temporary exhibition at historic Dumbarton House, Preparing for the Ball: Costume of the Early Nation
Organized to coincide with the 2009 U.S. Presidential Inaugural festivities, this special 6-month exhibition displays clothing, accessories, jewelry, fashion plates, and manuscripts 1780s-1820s, and complements regular docent-led tours Tuesday-Saturday, hourly, 10am-1pm. Adults/Seniors $5.00; children, youth, and students-with-ID, free.
202-337-2288. 2715 Que Street, NW, Washington, DC. www.DumbartonHouse.org
Thursday, April 23 ~ Curator's Choice Evening Lecture, at Dumbarton House, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00pm), featuring Special Guest, Linda Eaton, Curator of Textiles for Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, speaking on
> "The Textile Trade in the Federal Period." Washington, DC's historic Dumbarton House, ca. 1800, is honored to be hosting Winterthur's well-respected Ms. Eaton, in a lecture complementing the current exhibition at Dumbarton House, Preparing for the Ball: Costume of the Early Nation <http://www.dumbartonhouse.org/current_ex.htm> .
Known widely for her easy presentation style, Ms. Eaton is a popular speaker in museum circles, and is appreciated equally by non-experts, students, collectors, and scholars alike. Ms. Eaton received her degree in Textile Conservation at the Textile Conservation Centre (Hampton Court Palace in conjunction with the Courtauld Institute of Art). She first joined Winterthur in 1991 as a Textile Conservator and part-time Associate Professor for the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, and after eight years made the switch to curatorial work. Ms. Eaton has published many articles in professional journals and conference proceedings and has curated numerous exhibitions at Winterthur including "Deceit Deception & Discovery" in 1997, "This Work in Hand: Studying Philadelphia Needlework from the 18th Century," and "Needles and Haystacks: Pastoral Images in American Needlework." Ms. Eaton's latest research interests resulted in the 2007
exhibition, "Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection" accompanied by a book, praised by both quilt aficionados and fans of material culture. The unique Preparing for the Ball exhibition was organized to coincide with the 2009 U.S. Presidential Inaugural festivities, and displays clothing om the Federal era, 1775-1825, throughout the various rooms and chambers of Dumbarton House, through July 4, 2009 (the exhibition is included in regular docent-led tours Tuesday-Saturday, hourly, 10am-1pm). The April 23rd lecture will be held in the Belle Vue Room of Dumbarton House, and space is limited. Lecture Fee: $10 adults/seniors; $5 students-with-ID. Reservations, education@... <mailto:education@...> , or 202-337-2288 x450. 2715 Que Street, NW, Washington, DC. www.DumbartonHouse.org <http://www.dumbartonhouse.org/> .
> * Tues., April 28 ~Dumbarton at Dusk: Curator's Tour,
> 6:00 or 7:00pm. An after-hours view of the current
> exhibition at Georgetown's historic Dumbarton House,
> Preparing for the Ball: Costume of the Early Nation.
> <http://www.dumbartonhouse.org/current_ex.htm> Tours
> led by Mary D. Doering, the exhibition's guest
> co-curator, and S. Scott Scholz, Museum Curator. Tours at
> 6:00 or 7:00pm. $5 admission (students-with-ID free!).
> Reservations requested, education@...
> , or 202-337-2288, x450. OPTIONAL: Ask about plans for an
> informal pre-purchased dinner option - provided by popular
> local restaurant , Mie N Yu, to enjoy casual dining at
> Dumbarton House in the North Garden following each tour.
> 2715 Que Street, NW, Washington, DC. www.DumbartonHouse.org
> <http://www.dumbartonhouse.org/> .
> Melissa "Missy" Hoggan Groppel
> Marketing & Events Manager
> Dumbarton House
> Headquarters, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of
> 2715 Q Street NW ■ Washington, DC 20007
> phone: 202-337-2288 x230 ■ fax: 202-337-0348
> <mailto:MissyGroppel@...> ■