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About Casey Monahan

Casey Monahan

Casey Monahan joined Rienzi as education assistant in 2010. She received her B.A. in art history and history from the College of the Holy Cross, and her M.A. in art history from the University of Houston. At Rienzi, the Massachusetts native works with docents, tours, and other public programs. 

Posts by Casey Monahan, page 8

  1. 07 Sep
    Wed / 2011
    Have you been reading along with The Rienzi and Bayou Bend book club this month?  I am in the middle of Bill Bryson’s At Home: A Short History of Private Life and enjoying how many of the fun facts fit right in with Rienzi’s unique environment!  This is especially true for Chapter 7, “The Drawing Room.”  Not only does Rienzi have a Drawing Room, it is one of our docents’ favorite rooms to...

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  2. 25 Aug
    Thu / 2011
    Each year, Rienzi closes to the public during the month of August to give curators, conservators, and preparations a chance to evaluate the collection and make repairs to the house. Although void of visitors and docents, this August has been busier than usual for the staff.  Rienzi is preparing to open its first major exhibition, English Taste: The Art of Dining in the Eighteenth Century, on Saturday, September 17th as well as open a...

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  3. 29 Jul
    Fri / 2011
     The Reflecting Pool is one of the most prominent and tranquil spaces within Rienzi’s gardens. A large plane of water accented by eight small fountainheads, the pool is surrounded by tea roses and azaleas as well as two outdoor statues, Figure of a Nude by Carol Wilson Crow and The Torchbearers by Charles Umlauf. As inviting as it might look, any visitor who might venture a quick dip would quickly discover that this pool is only 18...

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  4. 18 Jul
    Mon / 2011
      Yesterday‘s Family Art Workshop at Rienzi celebrated the Caroline A. Ross collection of portrait miniatures. Comprised of 146 European and American miniatures made in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Caroline A. Ross collection delights and fascinates visitors of all ages (some of my favorites are included in the slideshow!). At the Family Art Workshop, families learned about portrait miniatures from instructor Judy Malone-Stein and had the opportunity to create their own tokens of love. Portrait...

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  5. 27 Jun
    Mon / 2011
    We were abuzz here at Rienzi on Saturday morning as about 20 applicants to the Rienzi docent program enjoyed a brief tour of Rienzi with some of our current docents; heard from Erika Arslan, our docent program manager; and had an opportunity to ask questions during the Docent Program Open House Coffee. We have a thriving docent program at Rienzi (23 of our original 38 docents are still active!), and we’re looking to add more voices and...

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