Caroline Cole, Ellyn McColgan Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Art of the Americas
Taylor Poulin, curatorial research associate, paintings, Art of the Americas

“Ah, good conversation—there’s nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.” We agree wholeheartedly with author Edith Wharton; join us for an evening of conversation and discussion around art, gender, and class in the late 19th and early 20th centuries through the lens of her novel, The House of Mirth (1905), and objects in the galleries. (Read the book ahead of the program for extra insight!)

Stop by Taste Café & Wine Bar for  a coffee, espresso, beer, or wine, as well an artisanal dessert part-way through the program for a refreshing treat.

Ticket Information

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Above: Adelaide Cole Chase, Elizabeth Lawrence Fiske (Mrs. George Hitchcock), about 1900. 1987.368. Oil on Canvas. Gift of Ethan Allen Hitchcock