EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS

   
  Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession
THURSDAY, June 30, 2016
12:00 p.m.

21 Edwards Street

Springfield, MA 01103

 

 Explore the role that natural history played in the everyday lives of people from the 17th through the 19th Centuries. During the 19th century an obsession developed with the natural world which has never been surpassed. Cabinets of curiosities assembled by gentlemen naturalists and collectors evolved into the present day natural history museums. Images and information from the book, Under Glass, A Victorian Obsession, will be presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Woman's Club of Wyncote
All hallows Hall

Bent Road at Greendwood Avenue

Wyncote, PA 19095

 

Come join an in depth exploration of a unique segment of the Victorian decorative arts. Items from glorious taxidermy presentations of nature, seashell works, wax flowers and fruit, and even art formed of human hair will be discussed. Social commentary of the times will enrich the exploration of these beautiful art objects. Experience the lightheartedness and whimsy to be found in the decorative arts created from 1837 to 1901 and preserved under these domes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm Lecture

8:00 pm Dinner

 

For more information, please contact the Halcyon Foundation

Tel: (212) 370-0198 Fax: (212) 370-0028 Email: info@halcyonfdn.org

 

The Knickerbocker Club

2 East 62nd Street

New York City, NY

 

Come join an in depth exploration of a unique segment of the Victorian decorative arts. Items from glorious taxidermy presentations of nature, seashell works, wax flowers and fruit, and even art formed of human hair will be discussed. Social commentary of the times will enrich the exploration of these beautiful art objects. Experience the lightheartedness and whimsy to be found in the decorative arts created from 1837 to 1901 and preserved under these domes.