Women’s Work Curators’ Symposium
Please read our COVID Visitor Requirements before purchasing tickets.
Curators’ Symposium: Nancy Carlisle, Rebecca Hart, and Howard Zar provide an Inside Look at ‘Women’s Work’, a special exhibition at Lyndhurst
September 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
With more than 125 objects, ‘Women’s Work’ explores the adoption of the domestic handcraft tradition by contemporary women artists by placing historic precedents next to contemporary examples. Join the curatorial team for an inside look at this special exhibition profiled in the New York Times. Howard Zar, Lyndhurst’s Executive Director and a graduate of New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, shares insights into the creation of this culturally diverse exhibition. Nancy Carlisle, a graduate of Winterthur and Senior Curator of Collections at Historic New England, highlights the history of domestic handcrafts through its surviving objects. Rebecca Hart, a Cranbrook graduate, and independent contemporary art curator will discuss the often difficult history of the adoption of historical techniques by contemporary women artists.
- 1 pm: Lecture with Executive Director, Howard Zar followed by Q&A. (60 minutes)
- 2 pm: Lecture with Senior Curator of Collections at Historic New England, Nancy Carlisle followed by Q&A. (60 minutes)
- 3 pm: Lecture with Curator Becky Hart followed by Q&A. (60 minutes)
- 4 pm: Private Tour in the Mansion in Howard Zar. (60 minutes)
The symposium will be in person and streamed live. Tickets are available above for in-person and free virtual registration is HERE.
For everyone’s safety, Lyndhurst reserves the right to deny or revoke the admission of any visitor who refuses to comply with these guidelines. As in any public setting, we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19. By visiting Lyndhurst, you voluntarily assume such risks.
General Admission: $30
Virtual Registration: Register Here!
Purchase tickets by phone: Call 1(888)718-4253 opt. 1 (additional fees apply to phone orders).
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
In the event of a cancellation, an email notification will be sent to ticket holders through our ticketing partner Showclix.
1 pm: Lecture with Executive Director, Howard Zar followed by Q&A. (60 minutes)
2 pm: Lecture with Senior Curator of Collections at Historic New England, Nancy Carlisle followed by Q&A. (60 minutes)
3 pm: Lecture with Curator Becky Hart followed by Q&A. (60 minutes)
4 pm: Private Tour in the Mansion in Howard Zar. (60 minutes)
Lyndhurst welcomes all visitors, but please note that a tour of the mansion portion requires the ability to be standing for approximately one hour and climb stairs. There is no elevator in this historic building.
The symposium is in the Lyndhurst Welcome Center, which is ADA accessible.
Not suitable for children under 16 years of age.
Plan Your Visit
The event takes place at the Welcome Center, the brick complex located just past the Lyndhurst mansion, where visitors can check-in and visit the Gift Shop. No large bags or backpacks will be permitted in the mansion. Please plan to arrive at the Welcome Center 15 minutes prior to your tour start time.