When:
Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 7:30p -
9:00p

Where:
Eustis Estate
1424 Canton Avenue
Milton, MA 02186

Admission:
$25

Categories:
Art, Lectures & Conferences, LGBT

Event website:
www.HistoricNewEngland.org

Historic New England welcomes Ashley Householder, curator of exhibitions for the Preservation Society of Newport County, to the Eustis Estate for a special talk on Oscar Wilde.

During Britain’s Aesthetic Movement, Wilde was among the group of painters, artists, poets, and thinkers who aspired to live artistically. They believed that art should not have a moral or social purpose. In 1882 Wilde embarked on a North American lecture tour to bring this message to a new audience. His tour increased interest in interior decoration: furniture, ceramics, wallpaper, glass, silver, carpet, and paintings.
This talk explores the message that Wilde brought to Newport, Rhode Island, and considers it against the backdrop of three of the Preservation Society of Newport County’s most important Aesthetic interiors: Chateau-sur-Mer, Kingscote, and Isaac Bell House.

Presented in connection with the exhibition "Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport," on view at Rosecliff through November 4, 2018.

Advance tickets required. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information or buy online.

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