Ruthmere presents Gallery Talks the first week of each month. The day of the week often changes to provide maximum opportunity for the public to attend, and start time is always 11am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Gallery Talks are free and open to the public courtesy to the generous support of 1st Source Bank.
This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.
February 4 Gallery Talk 11am - "The Lost Profile" portrait by William Morris Hunt -- Andrea Barbour, Outreach Curator -Ruthmere
March 4 Gallery Talk 11am -Susan Ray Beardsley --Jennifer Johns, Curator -Havilah Beardsley House
April 9 Gallery Talk 11am -Imps & Hummingbirds -Daisy Makeig-Jones at Wedgwood --George Freese, Ruthmere Board of Directors -Ruthmere
May 8 Gallery Talk 11am - Rachel Beardsley --Cindy Neer, Docent -Havilah Beardsley House
June 6 Gallery Talk 11am -All-American Girls Professional Baseball League --Kristi Kuntzman, Registrar at The History Museum -Havilah Beardsley House
July 7 Gallery Talk 11am -Elkhart's Women prominent in Indiana's Right to Vote --Kathy Reedy, Indiana State Librarian for the DAR -Ruthmere
August 5 Gallery Talk 11am -Hoosier Women Artists --Randy Roberts, Assistant Curator at Midwest Museum of American Art -Ruthmere
September 3 Gallery Talk 11am - Rhetoric and Reality: A Century of Votes for Women --Christina Wolbrecht, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame -Ruthmere
October 2 Gallery Talk 11am -Quilts and Their Secrets --Karen Nicholson, Docent -Ruthmere
November 4 Gallery Talk 11am -Elizabeth Beardsley --Joy Olsen, Collections Manager & Andrea Barbour, Outreach Curator -Ruthmere
December 2 Gallery Talk 11am -The Women of Tiffany Studios--Marty Weber, Ruthmere Docent