Virtual Seminar | “Technology in Early America”

Explore the development of science and technology in early America through the eyes of historians and curators. The Carol and Les Ballard Lecture Series presents this seminar using items from the home to tell the story, with connections to the exhibition Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting on the MFAH main campus.

Free via Zoom
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. Central Time
Register once, and you can access all time slots using the same link.

11 a.m.

A virtual tour of the Bayou Bend Collection focuses on objects that trace the development of technology in America from the early British colonies to the late 1800s.

1 p.m.
Daniel Mattausch, a scholar on historical lighting and restoration, discusses the changes that brought interior home lighting to the precipice of the Electric Age.

3 p.m.
Bayou Bend curators and education staff lead a game of exploration and discovery. Learn about the purpose and inner workings of early American technological tools while you connect with like-minded enthusiasts across Houston and around the country.

Questions? Contact or call 713.639.7759

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The Carol and Les Ballard Lecture Series
Twice a year, the Carol and Les Ballard Lecture Series presents renowned scholars who speak about interesting aspects of American decorative and fine arts. Admission is free.

This lecture series is generously endowed by Carol and Les Ballard.