The Alexandria Association is the city’s oldest organization devoted to the preservation of Alexandria’s historic buildings, landscapes, records, and antiquities; and to education in the decorative, fine, and building arts.
Meetings are held at 8 pm
The Lyceum, 201 South Washington St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
MEMBERSHIP AND GUEST LIST IS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. PLEASE REGISTER GUESTS WITH firstname.lastname@example.org. Fee for guests attending a one-time lecture is $15. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION AND CALENDAR AVAILABLE AT OUR SITE: ALEXANDRIAASSOCIATION.ORG.
***** Snow Policy: In the event we must cancel a lecture at the last moment, we will attempt to notify you by email and post the cancellation on our site. If you do not have email, or do not see it on the site (as we may not have had enough time to get the message up), please phone the Lyceum to see if it is open, 703-838-4994, before starting out.
Monday April 16, 2018
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
“Chippendale: The Man and the Myth”
In Britain and America, no furniture maker is more famous than Thomas Chippendale. His designs reached both sides of the Atlantic through a groundbreaking pattern book, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director of 1754. During his lifetime he oversaw one of the largest furniture-making firms in London, and eventually his name defined an entire style of eighteenth-century furniture.
Join Brock Jobe, Winterthur's Professor Emeritus of American Decorative Arts, as he recounts the remarkable story of Chippendale's career and takes us inside some of his greatest works. Along the way, we will confront the truth as well as the fiction associated with this fascinating character.
Please join us in welcoming Brock back to Alexandria!
PLEASE REGISTER GUESTS WITH email@example.com.
Fee for guests attending a one-time lecture is $15.