About the Speaker:
In his role as Director Garden & Estate at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Chris Strand is responsible for a century old historic garden, 100+ buildings, and 1,000 acres of natural and agricultural areas. A graduate of the Longwood Graduate Program, Chris has worked at several well-known botanical institutions including the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Callaway Gardens in Georgia, and the Denver Botanic Gardens. Most recently, Chris has joined with Jeff Groff and Maggie Lidz to help curate an exhibition entitled Costumes of Downton Abbey.
About the Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series:
The winter chill of February means spring is not far behind. Gather inspiration and immerse yourself in the beauty of some of America’s most splendid homes and gardens with this four-part lecture series.
Thursday, February 6: Longwood Gardens—100+ Years of Garden Splendor, by Colvin Randall
Wednesday, February 19: Winterthur: An American House and Garden, by Christopher Strand
Thursday, February 27: Doris Duke’s Shangri La, by Thomas Mellins
Tuesday, March 4: The Golden Age of American Gardens, by Eleanor Weller Reade
Engage with people and ideas through programs that explore historic themes with contemporary thinkers. Encounter works of art up close in the intimate and personalized spaces of Hillwood’s Mansion and Gardens during gallery talks.
Delve deeper into intriguing topics of art, fashion, design, and history with Hillwood’s curators, horticulturists, staff, distinguished experts, and international scholars, at study days, lectures and book talks.
Membership at Hillwood offers more than free access to the estate and a Museum Shop discount. Members enjoy advanced reservations and discounts on programs and lectures, private receptions, and special member only events such as exhibition openings, tours, and field trips. Join the Hillwood community today!