Skip to Content
< back to Calendar

The Carol and Les Ballard Lecture Series: Which Yankees, Whose Traditions, and What Arts?

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Presented by Charles F. Hummel, curator emeritus, Winterthur; adjunct professor, University of Delaware and Winterthur

Since 1976, a veritable explosion of publication has surfaced about the arts of New England. This lecture is an overview of the arts of that complex region known as “Yankeeland.” For the most part, museums and books present elite examples of New England's regional architecture, paintings, costumes, upholstery, urban furniture, China-trade porcelains, silver, wallpaper, gravestones, and brass objects. To provide some balance, the lecture also covers common redware and other local pottery products, paintings and graphics, glass, pewter, iron, tools, leather objects, needlework, machinery, rural furniture, and woodenware. 
 
A reception follows the lecture, which takes place in Brown Auditorium Theater at the MFAH.
 
To reserve your free ticket in advance, order online or call 713.639.7771. Pending availability, tickets may also be obtained on the evening of the lecture at the auditorium box office. For more information, contact jmilillo@mfah.org or 713.639.7759.

Twice yearly, Bayou Bend presents the Ballard Lecture Series, which features renowned scholars speaking about important aspects of American decorative and fine arts. This lecture series is generously endowed by Carol and Les Ballard.