If you remember, last year, I attended a lecture on Maison Jansen by the curator of Baltimore's Evergreen House. This year's lecture is on Baltimore's own Billy Baldwin.
Here's the copy from the brochure:
The gates of Evergreen had opened up a whole new world to me. There I was surrounded by the best art and music…I knew I could never return to the life I had led before.” So wrote Baltimore-born Billy Baldwin (1903–1983)—“dean of decorators” of the post-war era—after one of his many visits to the Garrett home. Evergreen Museum & Library director-curator James Abbott will explore the wisdom, versatility, and occasional wickedness of the Monument City’s most recognized interior decorator, and examine the unique relationship between Baldwin’s home town and his still-influential design vocabulary, which melded common sense practicality with the fastidious precision of a gentleman’s tailor.
Abbott has previously held the position of curator at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Boscobel Restoration, Inc., and Historic Hudson Valley. His publications include: Jansen Furniture (2007) and Jansen (2006), both published by Acanthus Press.
The lecture is at the Evergreen House on Tuesday, March 25 and tickets are $20. For more information, click here. I am sure that this lecture will be every bit as brilliant as last year's Maison Jansen one was!