From Aesthetic to Gilded: Newport's Revolutionary Interiors

A special event with Richard Guy Wilson

Sunday, March 9, 2014Event begins: 5:30pm
California College of the Arts
Kingscote dining room

Kingscote dining room, Newport RI

The Breaker's Dining Room

The Breaker’s Dining Room, Newport, RI

Join Dr. Richard Guy Wilson for a lecture sponsored by the Victorian Society of America. His presentation will, coincidentally, provide the introduction to Edith Wharton’s world — and therefore Tuesday night’s lecture. A reception will follow the lecture at the California College of the Arts. Admission is free to Forum members.

Dr. Wilson holds the Commonwealth Professor’s Chair in Architectural History at the University of Virginia (Thomas Jefferson’s University) in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is also the director of the Victorian Society in America Newport, RI, summer school program.

His specialty is the architecture, design and art of the 18th to the 21st century both in America and abroad. He has published numerous books, and articles, and lectured extensively. What is exciting about Richard’s lectures and writing is he deals with interiors and contents of buildings as well as the architecture and this lecture reflects that.