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Artistic Table Lecture Series

Artistic Table Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (All day)

Take inspiration from the finest table settings and enjoy a feast for the eyes.

  • Seven piece table garniture at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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The centerpiece, or surtout de table in French, has always been the most elaborate decoration of a formal table setting. Often crafted in precious metals or ceramics it may take different shapes and forms. Several pieces may be included, such as vases, candelabras, and figurines. This lecture will explore the traditions of table settings in...
Wednesday 21 March - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-80

Series Pricing:
$80
$40 Member
$28 Student

Individual Lecture Pricing:
$20
$10 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This program is the second part of the Artistic Table Lecture Series. While setting a table has a formal protocol, today it should be fun. It’s another way we can express ourselves. The sixteen women of How They Decorated were no different. This lecture speaks to their table style: Pauline de Rothschild’s famous tablescapes, Louise Vilmorin’s...
Wednesday 28 March - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-80

Series Pricing:
$80
$40 Member
$28 Student

Individual Lecture Pricing:
$20
$10 Member 
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This program is the third part of the Artistic Table Lecture Series. Blair House became The President’s Guest House in 1942 to “wage peace.” It hosts official visits of world leaders and special events for the diplomatic corps. Managed by the Department of State’s Office of the Chief of Protocol, its restored interiors and important cultural...
Wednesday 4 April - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-80

Series Pricing:
$80
$40 Member
$28 Student

Individual Lecture Pricing:
$20
$10 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This program is the fourth and final part of the Artistic Table Lecture Series. Cathy Graham shares her easy and foolproof entertaining techniques, revealing the essentials of party planning that can make every event shine. Ranging from artful centerpieces of seasonal fruits and vegetables to her signature “still life” arrangements of blooms in...
Wednesday 18 April - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-80

Series Pricing:
$80
$40 Member
$28 Student

Individual Lecture Pricing:
$20
$10 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks