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Welcome! Come join me for historic house visits, museum explorations, architecture walking tours, and good camaraderie with design professionals and aficionados!

Each tour is carefully organized for you. I will personally greet you at each and every event. You'll meet lots of new friends, make new contacts, and have a great time!

Upcoming events (5)

Wine O'Clock Talks: Egyptian Revival Architecture and Design Online Art Lecture

Grab your favorite beverage, sit back and relax, and discover the stories behind the stories--while I sometimes dish a little historical dirt! Inspired by Napoleon's foray into Egypt, Victorian interest in historical revivals, and Art Deco's nod to King Tut, Egyptian Revival architecture and design uses the symbolism and stylistic elements of ancient Egypt throughout buildings, interiors, furniture, decorative arts, and fine arts. The fee is $6 for a 1 to 1-1/4 hour lecture per device. (In other words, if two or more people are watching on one device, you only need to pay for one person.) The fee is $6 for a 1 to 1-1/4 hour lecture per device. (In other words, if two or more people are watching on one device, you only need to pay for one person.) I will email you via Meetup with the Zoom link three hours in advance of the lecture. If you do not receive the Zoom link (after checking your spam box, too), email me at [masked]. Ticket sales end 1/2 hour before the lecture. Please order your tickets early! I will open the room half an hour before the lecture. Please join me by quarter of the hour so that I have time to address any connection issues. I look forward to having you join me!

William Morris and the Arts and the English Arts and Crafts Movement

At the turn of the century, reaction against the industrial age and a need for honesty and simplicity in design led the proponents of the Arts and Crafts movement to embrace a style of simple comfort and grace, influenced by the colors and materials of the earth. We will trace the development of the Arts and Crafts movement in England as it was shepherded by William Morris and his followers, as they rekindled enthusiasm for beauty, harmony, and craftsmanship in architecture and hand-crafted decorative objects. The fee is $6 for a 1 to 1-1/4 hour lecture per device. (In other words, if two or more people are watching on one device, you only need to pay for one person.) I will email you via Meetup with the Zoom link three hours in advance of the lecture. If you do not receive the Zoom link (after checking your spam box, too), email me at [masked]. Ticket sales end 15 minutes before the lecture. Please order your tickets early! I will open the room half an hour before the lecture. Please join me by quarter of the hour so that I have time to address any connection issues. I look forward to having you join me!

A Simpler Time: The Art of Norman Rockwell Online Art Lecture

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$6.00

Humor and wit were central aspects of Norman Rockwell’s character. From his first Saturday Evening Post cover in 1916 to his thematic No Swimming paintings to The Gossips, Rockwell filled a societal niche by providing levity during times of great strife. Through two World Wars, the Great Depression, civil rights struggles, and the wars in Korea and Vietnam, Norman Rockwell’s paintings presented Americans with a window into a more idyllic world. The fee is $6 for a 1 to 1-1/4 hour lecture per device. (In other words, if two or more people are watching on one device, you only need to pay for one person.) I will email you via Meetup with the Zoom link three hours in advance of the lecture. If you do not receive the Zoom link (after checking your spam box, too), email me at [masked]. Ticket sales end 15 minutes before the lecture. Please order your tickets early! I will open the room half an hour before the lecture. Please join me by quarter of the hour so that I have time to address any connection issues. I look forward to having you join me!

Dangerous Curves Ahead: Art Nouveau Art and Design Online Art Lecture

Art Nouveau appeared at the end of the 19th century in a swirling world of societal changes. The style is characterized by sinuous curves and organic forms with nature as the ultimate source book, particularly the plant world as well as insects and birds that lent themselves to the same stylizing process. The curve of the female body, particularly when combined with long, loose, flowing hair, could also be formed into decorative possibilities. Much of the art of the era is influenced by dreams, symbolism, creepy crawlers, opium smoke, and the ideas of Darwin and Freud. The fee is $6 for a 1 to 1-1/4 hour lecture per device. (In other words, if two or more people are watching on one device, you only need to pay for one person.) I will email you via Meetup with the Zoom link three hours in advance of the lecture. If you do not receive the Zoom link (after checking your spam box, too), email me at [masked]. Ticket sales end 15 minutes before the lecture. Please order your tickets early! I will open the room half an hour before the lecture. Please join me by quarter of the hour so that I have time to address any connection issues. I look forward to having you join me!

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