The House Beautiful Lecture Series 2018

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Evergreen Museum & Library’s annual spring lecture series, The House Beautiful, presents a trio of illustrated talks by notable experts and authors in the fields of architecture, artistic design, and decorative arts.

The 2018 series begins on Wednesday, March 21, with a talk by Robert A. Baird, a co-founder of Historical Arts & Casting, the firm that recently completed the restoration of the U.S. Capitol’s dome and will soon undertake restoration of Evergreen’s capitals.

The series continues on Wednesday, April 11, with a lecture on noted early 20th-century architect Laurence Hall Fowler by Amy Kimball, Materials Manager of Special Collections at The Sheridan Libraries. The talk will explore the Baltimore-born Fowler’s artistic development and his many contributions to Evergreen during the 1920s and ’30s.

The final talk of the 2018 series will take place on Wednesday, May 2, with a talk on modern-day Cuban interiors by architect and author Hermes Mallea, whose most recent book, Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now, explores interior decor in contemporary Havana.

Talks are at 6:30 p.m. in the Bakst Theatre with a reception to follow in the Far East Room.

*Each lecture fulfills 1 Learning Unit of AIA Continuing Education Credit