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This virtual event is hosted in partnership between Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios and the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT.

Join us for this curated presentation that pairs speakers examining the future of historic home and studio preservation and interpretation. Presentations conclude with a questions and group dialogue. This event is virtual and free of charge. Register below!


Presentation #1: Christian Adame, Peggy L. Osher Director of Learning and Community Collaboration Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
“Emphasizing the Experience: Reinterpreting the Winslow Homer Studio”
How do we center visitor immersion within historic spaces? How do we bring historic spaces to life? In this talk, hear how the Portland Museum of Art designed and implemented a refreshed visitor experience and interpretive approach at the Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck, Maine.


Presentation #2: Emily Zilber, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Strategic Partnerships Wharton Esherick Museum, Malvern, PA
“Future/Past: Reimagining Audience Engagement at the Wharton Esherick Museum”
How does a legacy organization develop interpretation and programming that simultaneously celebrates its fifty-year history as a public institution and points towards possibilities for its future? This talk will focus on the questions that the Wharton Esherick Museum – which interprets the home and studio of the famed American artist and designer – has asked itself as it reimagines audience engagement with Esherick’s story, site, and continuing impact on contemporary creatives.


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