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August 2017

Family Day- Color Creator

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$5
Color Splash

Activity: Make your own paint School’s out for the summer, but there is still a place the young student in your home can learn and have a good time. Bring the family by for a tour of the historic house, geared for elementary and middle school aged children, followed by a special activity related to Wilton's current exhibition, VIVID VIEW: The Art and Science of Paint Analysis. Paint doesn't make itself. Create some color of your own by extracting pigments from other resources…

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Preservation Conversation- Monticello

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$15
Monticello

Join us this summer for coffee with the preservation and curatorial experts from historic sites featured in our exhibition VIVID VIEW: The Art and Science of Paint Analysis and discover their latest restoration initiatives. Illustrated talks explore the physical evidence and review the curatorial process followed by a panel conversation with those in attendance. Optional exhibition tours follow. Gardiner Hallock, Director of Restoration & Diane Ehrenpreis, Associate Curator Discover the evidence and reasoning behind the most recent interior restoration efforts…

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September 2017

Gatsby Afternoon Picnic

September 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grab your boater, your garden party finest and your picnic basket and join the Art Deco Society of Virginia as we journey back in time to the 1920s, where afternoons on the lawn consisted of friends, food and frivolity!The 6th Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic will take place on the lush lawns of the Wilton House Museum. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon dining with friends, both new and old, while overlooking the beautiful James River. The 6th Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic Saturday,…

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Art Under the Microscope

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226 United States
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$10

Presenter: Dr. Susan L. Buck, Ph.D., Conservator and Paint Analyst Explore the hidden world of materials beneath the surface of fine art to discover what they can tell us about the history and hidden meaning of works of fine and decorative arts.  $10 with Light Reception Members Click Here to Register for Events Powered by Eventbrite

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Curious & Curiouser

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for coffee and conversation as we explore the latest discoveries regarding Mark Catesby. Scheduled speakers: Dr. Charles Nelson - "Curious & Curiouser: Recent Discoveries" David Elliot, Executive Director, Catesby Commemorative Trust - "Education Through Creative Learning" Dr. Sarah Meacham, Virginia Commonwealth University - "Virginia was the place: Mark Catesby's American Start" Registration cost includes lunch and tours of Wilton House Museum, as well as a preview of Johannes Kip prints. Powered by Eventbrite This event is made possible…

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October 2017

Textiles for the American Home, 1720-1820

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum,

During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, most textiles were imported from England and actually made up a large part of the trade network between England and the colonies. Join us for an evening with Kimberly Smith Ivey, Senior Curator of Textiles with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Members Click Here to Register for Events Powered by Eventbrite Kimberly Smith Ivey began her museum career as a Historical Interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg in 1976. In 1980, after graduating from the College…

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November 2017

Collecting American Antiques

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wilton House Museum, in partnership with The Antiquarian Society and The Decorative Arts Trust, is pleased to present an evening with Brock Jobe.   Powered by Eventbrite Last January, a miniature chest sold in New York for more than $650,000 and a rare Rhode Island bureau brought almost $1 million. Such events create headlines. Yet the vast majority of antique furniture has dropped in value over the past decade. What happened? And why did it happen? Join Brock Jobe, professor emeritus at…

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