Galleries | Art,
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Presented by Charles F. Hummel, curator emeritus, Winterthur; adjunct professor, University of Delaware and Winterthur Since 1976, a veritable explosion of publication has surfaced about the arts of New England. This lecture is an overview of the arts of that complex region known as “Yankeeland.” For the most part, museums and books present elite examples of New England's regional architecture, paintings, costumes, upholstery, urban furniture, China-trade porcelains, silver, wallpaper, gravestones, and brass objects. To provide some balance, the lecture also covers common redware and other local pottery products, paintings and graphics, glass, pewter, iron, tools, leather objects, needlework, machinery, rural furniture, and woodenware. A reception follows the lecture, which takes place in Brown Auditorium Theater at the MFAH. This event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available soon. Pending availability, tickets may also be obtained on the evening of the lecture at the auditorium box office. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.639.7759.