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Lecture: “‘In A Very Tastey Style:’ Lessons in Likeness” by Michael Ausbon

when: Sep. 14, 2017

The Joel Lane Museum House presents a lecture on “‘In A Very Tastey Style:’ Lessons in Likeness” by Michael Ausbon

Portraiture in Europe and Early America was historically reserved for the wealthy. It was a status symbol establishing the subject and its family in a place of hierarchical social order. The burgeoning rise of the middle class, variety of consumer goods available, and ‘tastes’ after the American Revolution challenged longstanding opinions of portraiture. Michael Ausbon will explore some of those changes and illustrate why contemporaries of the period considered this new art degenerate. It will also explore how the definition of art is constantly evolving with the times.

Michael is from “down east” NC and has been a collector of all things NC and southern all his life. He is particularly fond of ladderback chairs. He has always felt the story behind the object is as important as the object itself. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, Greenville, NC and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Summer Institute programs, Winston Salem NC. He is currently the Decorative Arts Curator for the NC Museum of History and the NC Governor’s Mansion.

Time: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00pm

Location: 160 South Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC (at the corner of Hargett St.), which is two blocks south of Hillsborough St., not far from downtown.

Admission: For the public: $16; Members of the Joel Lane Historical Society: $11. Advanced purchase is required, and seating is very limited. Proceeds from the event directly support JLMH’s educational programming and site preservation. Refreshments provided. For tickets, please call 919-833-3431 with your credit card, mail a check to Joel Lane Museum House, P O Box 10884, Raleigh, NC 27605, or go to the Eventbrite web site. Please be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.

Contact Information: phone: (919) 833-3431; email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Lecture: “‘In A Very Tastey Style:’ Lessons in Likeness” by Michael Ausbon
Lecture: “‘In A Very Tastey Style:’ Lessons in Likeness” by Michael Ausbon
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What visitors say

Thank you so much for letting our IB Human Geography class come tour the Joel Lane house. I really enjoyed learning about how high-class people lived back them. I was surprised to hear that they were always working and had no time to themselves. I was also shocked at the size of the beds. They were so small! You two really played good parts and made me feel like I was really back in those times.