Colonial era Newport produced a remarkable cultural heritage. A vibrant seaport, a center for the arts and crafts, Intellectual life, superb craftsmanship and thriving commerce all played their part in the creation of Newport's exceptional artistic production. Architectural historian John Tschirch presents an illustrated lecture exploring Newport's masterful works of architecture, painting and furniture during its eighteenth century heyday.
Free and all are welcome.
John Tschirch is an award winning architectural historian who has worked with Newport's landmark buildings, collections and landscapes for the past twenty-five years. His interest in Colonial Newport's artistic and cultural flowering is evident in the article recently published on Redwood Library in Antiques and Fine Arts Winter Issue 2017.
This lecture is generously sponsored by the John Quinlan Murphy Programming Fund.