March 19, 2012

Evergreen’s House Beautiful Lecture Series

I am so excited again this year about Evergreen’s fifth annual The House Beautiful lecture series. This year’s series explores nationalism in design. The illustrated talks will take place in Evergreen’s Bakst Theatre, followed by receptions and book signings with the speakers.  I am especially excited to finally meet lecturer John Tackett, The Devoted Classicist, whose blog I’ve been following since its inception. Here’s this year’s schedule:

March 28: Hermes Mallea, "Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style"great_houses_of_havana_book_thumbJoin architect and author Hermes Mallea for an exploration of the greatest residences of Havana, celebrating 100 years of creativity, design, and style that made the city “the Paris of the Caribbean.”

April 25: John J. Tackett, "A Devotion to Classicism: The Enduring Popularity in Decorative Arts"the devoted classicistPresenting examples instilled by a tradition two thousand years old, architect, interior designer and blogger, John J. Tackett, will explore this passion for the antique and discuss why classicism endures as a major source of residential inspiration.
May 16: Donald Albrecht, "The American Style: Colonial Revival and the Modern Metropolis"cecilbeaton albrechtJoin Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York, for an exploration of the Colonial Revival from a national perspective, and the movement’s impact on New York City—the ultimate modern metropolis.

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: 3-Lecture Series: $48 public; $32 members and full-time students with valid ID. Individual talks: $20 public; $15 members and full-time students with valid ID.Seats are limited, and advance purchase is recommended: 410.516.0341.

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  1. What an exciting event Meg. I truly wish I could be there. I so admire John Tackett, his knowledge and his works.

    Art by Karena

  2. Appealing information you have provided. It gained me more knowledge and idea. Anyway,home design with beautiful pictures it's good idea.Thanks to sharing this beautiful idea with this beautiful pictures.


  3. Thanks, Meg - and Karena - I am really looking forward to it! __ John

  4. Looks Grand! Go if you can.

  5. Well, you know, Meg, I never miss this!


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