Thursday, February 2, 2012

Yale Needlework Lecture Online Tonight!

I know it's a bit last-minute, but tonight at 5:30pm, Mount Vernon curator Susan Schoelwer will be presenting a free lecture at the Yale University Art Gallery entitled “The Daughters of Eli: Yale, Family, and the Needle Arts in Early America.”  The talk will discuss Connecticut needlework from the 18th and early 19th centuries.  For those of you who do not live in the area, Yale will be streaming the lecture live via this link:  It should be interesting to see how this lecture coincides with the Connecticut Needlework exhibit we saw last spring at the CT Historical Society.

Tonight's lecture coincides with the opening of the gallery’s second installation in the three-part exhibit series, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  I will be visiting this second part, Defining a Nation, this coming weekend and will be sure to share the highlights here next week.  I was able to view the first installment, We the People, in December and will also share my thoughts on that in the upcoming post.

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