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  Brownbag Lectures: MORE IS MORE: Victorian Fancy Work and Household Elegancies   

Brownbag Lectures: MORE IS MORE: Victorian Fancy Work and Household Elegancies

  • Location: ISM Research & Collections Center, Springfield
  • Date: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jim Zimmer, Director for Art and History, Illinois State Museum

In the last half of the 19th century, “proper” American homes became showrooms for hand-made ornamental objects that by today’s standards of interior decoration are curious, foreign and obsessive.  Portieres, lambrequins and antimacassars were commonplace in parlors, and objects made from feathers, seeds and even human hair garnered admiration.  Jim Zimmer delves into this period by examining the underlying causes and influences for the proliferation of American “home arts” and shares the diverse manifestation of Victorian fancywork and household elegancies.

One of our Brownbag Lectures

Weekly lectures held at the Museum's Research and Collections Center. Lectures are usually held during lunchtime on Wednesday. The RCC is located at 1011 E. Ash Street in Springfield. Access to the building is from 10 ½ Steet (between Ash and Laurel Streets), where there is ample visitor parking in the west parking lot. For more information, please call 217-785-0037. Brown Bag Lectures are free and open to the public.

Also, if you want to be informed of upcoming lectures by email, you can sign up for the brownbag announcement list

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