|Still Life with Grape Juice & Sandwiches (Xenia) 1994 |
by David Ligare, in the collection of the FAMSF.
|The historic home of |
The Victorian Society meeting was in Reutlinger's basement, where he houses his collection of vintage player pianos (at least 6 plus 2 in the parlor). The meeting itself was about the Society's Summer School programs in London and Newport, Rhode Island, featuring tours and field trips about the architecture and decorative arts of the period. They include a through discussion of all classes of Victorian society from the home of the Vanderbilts to textile mills. The London tour includes fabulous gardens and the home of William Morris (among other locations). I previously posted about hearing the Director of the Newport program Richard Guy Wilson speak at the Walt Disney Family Museum about the "American Renaissance" and the World's Fairs. I hope, someday, to make it to one of these.