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Hammond-Harwood House – The Making of an Exhibition

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Curator’s Lecture on the Charles Willson Peale exhibition at the Hammond-Harwood House Museum

Have you ever wondered how an exhibition is developed? In this lecture, participants will get a behind the scenes look at the making of the exhibition Ambition: Charles Willson Peale in Annapolis. Rachel Lovett, former Hammond-Harwood House curator, will discuss the concept for the show, how the pieces were chosen, the loan process, and how the show was installed. Lovett will delve into her research on the Peale family and their contributions to early America. Additionally, the lecture will feature a section on the transformation of a period room into a gallery. The exhibition is now on view until December 31, 2022.

All registrants will receive the recording of the lecture.

Bio:
Rachel Lovett is the Executive Director of the Falmouth Museums on the Green and a Furnishings Consultant for Cloverfields Preservation Foundation in Queenstown, Maryland. Lovett was the Curator and Assistant Director at the Hammond-Harwood House museum from 2014 to 2022. Ms. Lovett holds a master’s degree from the Harvard Museum Studies Program and bachelors from Endicott College. She attended the Attingham Summer School in 2019. Her scholarly interests include artist Charles Willson Peale, Anglo-Palladian architecture, and early American portraiture.

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