Gallery Talks

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. 


April 6 -           Gallery Talk 11am - Baccarat Crystal -Mark Doddington, Membership Coordinator -Havilah Beardsley House

May 7-              Gallery Talk 11am - Miles Laboratory -Steve Barton, Docent -Ruthmere

June 5-             Gallery Talk 11am - Vintage Wedding Dresses -Joy Olsen, Collections Manager -Ruthmere                                               

July 2-              Gallery Talk 11am - Hoosier School of Art -Randy Roberts, Assistant Curator at Midwest Museum of American Art                                                                  -Ruthmere 

August 2-          Gallery Talk 11am - Fashions of the Victoran Era, Cathy Ellsworth, Docent -Havilah Beardsley House

September 7-   Gallery Talk 11am - Camille Claudel, Marty Weber, Docent -Arts Reference Library

October 2-         Gallery Talk 11am - Family Genealogy -Martin Mullins, Family History Consultant -Havilah Beardsley House

November 7-     Gallery Talk 11am - Hudson Valley School --Randy Roberts, Assistant Curator at Midwest Museum of American                                                                      Art -Ruthmere 

December 6-     Gallery Talk 11am -Bonneyville Mill -Courtney Franke, Interpreter -Havilah Beardsley House


February 4        Gallery Talk 11am - "The Lost Profile" portrait by William Morris Hunt -- Andrea Barbour, Outreach Curator                                                                           -Ruthmere

March 4      Gallery Talk 11am -TBA

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 -TBA

July 5                  Gallery Talk 11am -TBA

August 5      Gallery Talk 11am -Hoosier Women Artist --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                                                                            Polictical Science, University of Notre Dame -Ruthmere

October 2          Gallery Talk 11am -TBA

November 3     Gallery Talk 11am -TBA

December 1      Gallery Talk 11am -TBA



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