Inherited Riches: Reconnecting with the History of Family Possessions
Featuring InLiquid Artist Cheryl Harper
Lecture: Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
$8.00 members, $10.00 non-members
Join us for an illustrated presentation and talk about regional curator Cheryl Harper’s adventure in researching family objects that had lost their stories, and the brief histories of the individuals who owned the heirlooms. Utilizing her art history expertise along with her husband’s careful study of family genealogy, Harper explored attics, basements, and cabinets filled with bric-a-brac, china, silver, and furniture, and linked the objects together to reveal hidden histories. The result was Harper’s article, “A Corner Cupboard Spills Family Secrets” in Collections: a Journal for Museums and Archives Professionals, published in 2016.
In “Inherited Riches: Reconnecting with the History of Family Possessions,” Cheryl will lead participants in an examination of the genealogy of their treasured artwork. Each participant is invited to bring a few family objects to the talk for discussion. Harper will show how you may be able rediscover wonderful stories and save objects from the yard sale where their histories may be forgotten. Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please don’t wait to register!