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

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

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

Old-Fashioned Flea Market: Sun., Sept. 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

The Mansion's newly restored Conservatory is the centerpiece of a colorful new exhibit entitled, Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory from 1868 to 1880. 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, but distinctive, glass room has been brought to life with a rich installation of silk plants designed by Danna DiElsi, owner of the Silk Touch, and era appropriate pots and furnishings.  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 will 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.


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

In conjunction with the reopening of the newly restored Conservatory, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is opening a new contemporary art exhibit in partnership with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut. The exhibit entitled Full Bloom: The Artist’s View on Gilded Age Botanicals will explore the beauty, technical artistry and relevance of botanical art. 


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 (CSPOA), 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 Ave., 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
Sun., June 14, 2015, 12-4 p.m.
Free General Admission in the Park
Mansion’s tours: $5

The Lockwood-Mathew Mansion Museum will kick-off the summer by hosting an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 14 from noon until 4pm.  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, for all food sold during the event. Tickets will be available at LMMM’s booths at the designated locations in Mathews Park.


Old-Fashioned Flea Market
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free General Admission

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 and a collection of classic and antique cars on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Save the Date!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
LMMM Opening Day
Tours: Wed.-Sun., on the hour at 12, 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
$10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students 8-18, Free for children under 8


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015
"Botanicals" Exhibit in Partnership with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Exhibit included with Museum Tour. Tours: Wed.-Sun., on the hour at 12, 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
$10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students 8-18, Free for children under 8


Thursday, April 9, 2015 ~ 5:30-7:30 p.m.
"Botanicals" Exhibit Opening Reception in Partnership with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Price: TBA


Saturday, May 9, 2015
"Portraits of Our Childhood: Our Children, Our Future" in Partnership with CSOPA & Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Exhibit Opening


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


Sunday, September 20, 2015 ~ 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8th Annual Old Fashioned Flea Market
Vendors: 10'x16' space - Price: TBA
For information, email Brian J. Fischer, II, Facilities & Volunteer Coordinator at bfischer@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com


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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