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Great Homes and Gardens Series

Great Homes and Gardens Series
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (All day)

Escape Washington’s dreary winter weather by immersing yourself in the stories of luscious gardens and graceful estates.

  • Interior by Henri Samuel
  • Robert Mappelthorpe Tulip
  • Havana Interior with Garden Views

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This is the first program in the Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series. “I always admired his perfect taste.” –Hubert de Givenchy Acclaimed for his mastery of historic design, Henri Samuel is considered one of the most important French interior designers of the twentieth century.  His private and jet-setting clientele included the Rothschild...
Tuesday 12 February - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-88

Series Price:
$88
$48 Member
$28 Student

 

Individual Lecture:
$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the second program in the Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series. Architect Hermes Mallea spent several years documenting Havana’s landmark historic homes and was stunned to discover that gracious family life had not disappeared with the Cuban Revolution. Beginning in 2011, he encountered stylish Havana houses brimming with personality,...
Thursday 28 February - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-88

Series Price:
$88
$48 Member
$28 Student

 

Individual Lecture:
$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the third program in the Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series. Linda Jane Holden will reveal the story of family—a family of gardeners—and the noblesse oblige and talents of Rachel Lambert Mellon, now known to many simply as “Bunny.”  The gardens and the gardeners range from the White House and the Lambert and Mellon homes in Virginia,...
Thursday 7 March - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-88

Series Price:
$88
$48 Member
$28 Student

 

Individual Lecture:
$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the fourth and final program in the Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series. When the eighteenth-century poet Alexander Pope observed that “all gardening is landscape painting,” he was conflating the art of organizing nature on a canvas with the art of organizing nature itself, according to man’s design. Photography, as a visual art, came...
Tuesday 12 March - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-88

Series Price:
$88
$48 Member
$28 Student

 

Individual Lecture:
$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks