Programs at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

 

Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory, 1868 to 1880: April 8, 2015-Jan. 6, 2016

Full Bloom: The Artist’s View on Gilded Age Botanicals: April 9-May 3, 2015

"Welcome to the Jungle: Horticulture and Hijinks in the Clemens Conservatory": Lecture by Patricia Philippon

Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future: May 9-June 28, 2015

Ice Cream Social: Sunday, June 14, 2015, 12-4 p.m.

8th Annual Old Fashioned Flea Market: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.



Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory, 1868 to 1880
April 8, 2015-Jan. 6, 2016
Wed.-Sun. 12-4 p.m.
General Admission: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, $6, 8-18

A new exhibit entitled, Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory, 1868 to 1880 will open on April 8, 2015 at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. This Gilded Age Conservatory, with its ribbed half glass dome and Minton tiles, is a great example of early domestic conservatory architecture in the United States. Accessed directly from the Library, this small yet distinctive glass room has been brought to life with a rich installation of silk plants designed by Danna DiElsi of the Silk Touch, and pots and furnishings of the era. 

The Conservatory provides a glimpse into the beauty and diversity of, and passion for, the plant world as seen through the vision of the original owners of the Mansion. Visitors can also take guided tours that showcase the decorative botanical details of architect Detlef Lienau's original mansion design and view displays of selected artifacts throughout the museum from LMMM collections of--dresses, fashion accessories, silver, ceramics, books and more-- with motifs inspired by flora and fauna.

The refurbishing of the Conservatory was made possible in part by the Norwalk Historical Commission and the City of Norwalk. The Conservatory exhibit curated by Kathie Bennewitz is sponsored in part by Paul and Hadley Veeder and the LMMM Foundation. The Conservatory exhibit opens on April 8th and runs through January 6th. General Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6, 8-18.

The Museum’s 2015 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown, and the Museum’s Distinguished Benefactors: Klaff’s, Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.


Full Bloom: The Artist’s View on Gilded Age Botanicals
April 9-May 3, 2015
General Admission: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, $6, 8-18
Opening Reception April 9, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Free Admission

On April 9, 2015, 12-4pm a new exhibition entitled, Full Bloom: The Artist’s View on Gilded Age Botanicals, in collaboration with Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP), will open at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

This exhibition explores the beauty and relevance of botanical art, through the medium of printmaking, in connection with the newly refurbished Conservatory. Curated by Trustee Gail Ingis-Claus, this exhibition includes renowned printmakers and members of CCP, Margot Rocklen, who began making prints at Carnegie Mellon University, Betty Ball, Jane Cooper, Deidre de Waal, Sheila Fane, Sally Frank, Cynthia MacCollum, Joan Potkay, Eve Stockton and Ruth Kalla Ungerer. The works included cover a variety of techniques including: etching, monotype, intaglio, woodblock, and solarplate, to name a few.

The exhibition will run through May 3, 2015, with an Opening Reception on April 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The Reception is free. General Admission April 9 through May 3, 12-4 p.m.: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6, 8-18. The exhibit, Full Bloom: The Artist’s View on Gilded Age Botanicals is sponsored in part by Investmark.

The Museum’s 2015 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown, and the Museum’s Distinguished Benefactors: Klaff’s, Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.


"Welcome to the Jungle: Horticulture and Hijinks in the Clemens Conservatory"
Lecture by Patricia Philippon
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 ~ 11:00 a.m. ~ RSVP by May 1, 2015
$25 for members; $30 for non-members (lunch & first floor tour of Museum included)

Patricia Philippon is the Executive Director of the American Clock & Watch Museum in Bristol, Connecticut and former chief curator of The Mark Twain House & Museum from 2007 to 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Providence College, Providence, RI and a Masters in Art History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

The lectures are $25 for members, $30 for non-members per session. Please RSVP by Friday, May 1, 2015. The price includes lecture, lunch and a first floor Mansion tour. Lunch is courtesy of Michael Gilmartin's Outdoor Cookers Catering & Event Planning. The chair of the Lecture Committee is Mimi Findlay of New Canaan. Please contact info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or 203-838-9799, ext. 4 to purchase tickets.

The Museum’s 2015 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown, and the Museum’s Distinguished Benefactors: Klaff’s, Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.


Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future
May 9-June 28, 2015
General Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors, $6, 8-18
Opening Reception: May 9, 3-5 p.m. – Free Admission

Following the culmination of a partnership launched by the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Stepping Stones Museum for Children and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA), the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will unveil the exhibit, Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future. This exhibit opens to the general public on May 9 and runs through June 28 at LMMM, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

From Ancient Greece’s depiction of deities to Andy Warhol’s celebrity portraits, not to mention today’s selfie craze, the art of portraiture has been a part of society since its inception. This exhibit at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will explore this enduring artistic form with twenty new original portraits of children created exclusively by CSOPA members after a “Matching Event” on November 15, 2014, where children and their families interacted with twenty-two professional portrait artists at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. At this event children also explored the art of self-portraiture under the guidance of CSOPA artists and Stepping Stones educators.


Ice Cream Social
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 12-4 p.m.
Free General Admission in the Park
Mini-Tours of the Museum: 12-4 p.m., $5 per person (reduced admission)

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will kick-off the summer by hosting an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 14 from noon until 4 p.m. In recognition of Flag Day, there will be a patriotic salute to Old Glory led by local scout troops, as well as a wide range of educational, family-friendly entertainment and fun activities. 

Visitors may shop at booths hosted by a variety of local crafters and also go on a mini-tour of the Mansion. Entertainment will be provided by local musicians and youth organizations. While general admission to the event is free and so are selected programs, the Museum will charge for selected activities and for all food sold during the event. Tickets will be available at LMMM’s booths at the designated locations in Mathews Park.

The Museum’s 2015 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown, and the Museum’s Distinguished Benefactors: Klaff’s, Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.


8th Annual Old Fashioned Flea Market
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free General Admission
Vendor Spaces: 10x16 - Price TBA

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will hold its eighth annual Old Fashioned Flea Market on Sunday, September 20, 2015, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Mathews Park. The market will feature antiques, collectibles, jewelry, household items, furniture, clothing, toys and of course, plenty of bargains. The event will feature music, an all American barbecue, and a collection of classic and antique cars on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor spaces are 10x16 – price to be announced.

The Museum’s 2015 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown, and the Museum’s Distinguished Benefactors: Klaff’s, Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.


Save the Date!

Sunday, October 4, 2015 ~ 3:00 p.m.
"Voices from the Back Stairs"
Lecture & Book Signing by Jennifer Pustz
Price: TBA


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