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What We Know About What They Wore

August 21, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

What We Know About What They Wore: Decoding Dress in Early American Folk Art
Brenda Rosseau, Manager, Costume Design Center

The clothing worn by sitters of portraits can be as important as their likeness and pose in conveying meaning. In this lecture, costume historian Rosseau will analyze the folk art portraits, decoding their dress and other personal affects, while dressing curator Amy Kurtz Lansing and son Henry to resemble “Mother and Child” a painting by Ammi Phillips, circa 1825.

If you would like to sign up for Café Flo’s Al Fresco Lunch & Lecture

$30* (members $27) *gratuities not included

RSVP to (860) 434-5542, ext. 111

Café Flo announces a monthly Al Fresco Lunch & Lecture option featuring guaranteed seating, a pre-fixe lunch menu, and an entertaining program. Participants enjoy a specially designed pre-fixe menu (entrée, non-alcoholic beverage, and dessert) before attending a 2pm lecture in the adjacent Dangremond Room.

Reserved seatings at 12:00, 12:15, 12:30


August 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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