KEYNOTE LECTURE* Friday, November 5, 10:00 am Elaine Rice Bachmann Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration and Its Legacy
Elaine Rice Bachmann, co-author of Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration and Its Legacy (2021), will present a keynote lecture on the most historic and celebrated redesign of the White House in its history. Her talk sets the stage for Winterthur’s forthcoming exhibition, Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House, opening in May 2022, which will focus on the partnership between the first lady and du Pont and which Bachmann is guest curating. Bachmann is the State Archivist of Maryland and the former Director and Curator of Artistic Property at the Maryland State Archives. She received her master’s degree from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Program in Early American Culture after studying art history at Indiana University. She has written and lectured extensively on Maryland’s state- owned art collection, as well as the history of the Maryland State House and Government House. She is also the co-author of a history of the Maryland governor’s mansion, published in 2018, and a children’s book on Maryland’s famous Wye Oak, published in 2006. Book signing to follow lecture.
* Lecture included with general admission.
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