Talks and Tours:

More than a Home: The Influence of Mount Vernon

Friday, August 25, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Free with membership or admission.

Dr. Lydia Brandt, assistant professor of art history at the University of South Carolina, shares valuable research and insight from her new book First in the Homes of His Countrymen: George Washington's Mount Vernon in the American Imagination. Brandt chronicles the country’s fascination with the iconic Mount Vernon through advertising, prints, paintings, popular literature, and the full-scale replication of its architecture.

This program is the last lecture in our three-part lecture series, More than a Home held in conjunction with ReTooled.


More than a Home Lecture Series

Join the CMA this summer as we delve into the many faces of historic preservation. This three-part lecture series focuses on the intersection of art, history, craft, and construction. Held in conjunction with the current exhibition ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection.