Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection. Gallery talks are presented by Museum curators, conservators, and librarians.

Choose an available date to see the topic and RSVP information. Gallery talks are free with Rienzi admission.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.



Past Events in This Series

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “The Hi-Fi & Album Collection”

Joel Pelanne, from the Museum’s Hirsch Library, discusses the hi-fi at Rienzi, and recent research into the remarkable record collection that belonged to Rienzi’s founders.

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “The Birth of Bacchus”

Christine Gervais, director of Rienzi, discusses The Birth of Bacchus, made by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons.

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “Nécessaire”

Curatorial assistant Misty Flores discusses Rienzi’s 18th-century Nécessaire, attributed to Giuseppe Sarao.


Gallery Talk at Rienzi “Torchères”

Associate conservator Trevor Boyd discusses the conservation and design of a recently acquired pair of English torchères—ornamental stands used to hold candles or other decorative objects.

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “Pot Pourri”

Curator Bradley Bailey discusses a celadon ceramic Pot Pourri on view at Rienzi.

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “Pompeo Batoni’s Portrait of Thomas Taylour”

Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection. In April, join curator Kaylin Weber for a discussion on a portrait hanging in the ballroom.

Gallery Talk at Rienzi: “Lady Gandes” in the Gardens

Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection. In March, join conservator Jane Gillies for an outdoor conversation about a Coade stone statue in the gardens.

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “J. & W. Cary’s Terrestrial Globe”

Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection. In February, join Christine Gervais, director of Rienzi and curator of decorative arts, for a discussion about a historic globe.


Gallery Talk at Rienzi “The Artistic Process of Arthur Devis”

Presented by Dena Woodall, associate curator, prints and drawings
In this month’s Gallery Talk at Rienzi, Dena Woodall discsusses a recently acquired drawing, Portrait of a Lady by Arthur Devis, which relates to a painting on view in Rienzi’s Drawing Room.

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “Torch Bearers”

Presented by Althea Ruoppo, curatorial assistant, contemporary art and special projects
In this month’s Gallery Talk at Rienzi, Althea Ruoppo discsusses the sculpture Torch Bearers by American artist Charles J. Umlauf.

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “Portrait of the Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria”

Presented by Kaylin Weber, assistant curator, American painting and sculpture
In this month’s Gallery Talk at Rienzi, Kaylin Weber discusses the recently acquired painting Portrait of the Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Duchess of Parma by German-born artist Johann Zoffany.


Gallery Talk at Rienzi “Shakespeare Folio”

In this month’s Gallery Talk at Rienzi, the Museum’s chief librarian, Jon Evans, discusses a William Shakespeare folio. This event is free with Rienzi admission.

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “Sèvres Busts”

In this month’s Gallery Talk at Rienzi, Misty Flores discusses a recently acquired pair of Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory busts, which depict exquisitely realized portraits of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “The Dundas Sofa”

Find out all about The Dundas Sofa, the centerpiece of Rienzi’s fall exhibition, Grand Designs: Neoclassical Taste in the 18th Century.