Tudor Place Historic House and Garden: Free Landmark Lectures: 2020 Schedule

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Free Landmark Lectures: 2020 Schedule

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden | 1644 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007


Mark your calendar for the 2020 Landmark Lecture Series: Art and Collecting.


Landmark Lectures are free; register now to reserve a space. Lectures take place Tuesday evenings at the Dower House, 1670 31st Street NW, north of the main Tudor Place entrance.


Image: Tudor Place North Entrance ca 1816, historic interpretation by Peter Waddell, Tudor Place Artist-in-Residence




Bound by Fortune and Fortitude

Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Kristi Gross, Education Assistant & Researcher at Riversdale House Museum, will examine the connections between the Calverts of Riversdale and the Peters of Tudor Place.




William and Anna Maria Brodreau Thornton: Capital Portraits

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Ellen G. Miles, Curator Emeritus of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, will discuss portraits of the architect of Tudor Place and his wife painted by Gilbert Stuart, Robert Field, Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, and Charles Bird King.




In Pursuit of History

Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Richard Dietrich III will discuss the new book, In Pursuit of History: A Lifetime Collecting Colonial American Art and Artifacts, and compare H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. and Armistead Peter 3rd as collectors.




"Very Industrious and Neat with her Needle"

Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Grant Quertermous, Curator of Tudor Place, will examine the surviving examples of schoolgirl or academic artwork in the Tudor Place Collection, including theorem paintings, samplers, painted furniture, and maps. 




Three Centuries of Georgetown Art

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join Special Collections Librarian Jerry A. McCoy on a virtual tour of the Georgetown landscapes and residents depicted in artworks set in Washington, DC's oldest neighborhood.







Marietta Minnigerode Andrews: Womanhood and the Arts

Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Professor Krystyn R. Moon, University of Mary Washington, will explore Andrews’ work as an artist and writer, giving insight to life in the Washington metropolitan region in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.