Members admitted free to all lectures
This year, Boscobel’s annual spring lecture series presents three topics of focus: interior design, architecture and landscape. The talks will take place in the grand entry hall of the mansion from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, April 10: Thomas Jayne of Jayne Design Studio: Living With Antiques, A Quarter Century of Interior Design
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his New York design studio, Jayne will focus on his favorite interiors created between 1990 and 2015. The presentation will illustrate the core ideas that have consistently informed the designer’s work.
From family-oriented households to more formal historic house interiors, Jayne will discuss how objects, both antique and modern, can be successfully blended to create comfortable, beautiful and unique environments.
Friday, April 24: John Paul Huguley of Building Art, LLC, and the American College of the Building Arts: The Art of Building
During the last century, the art of building has suffered, due to the lack of skilled artisans and the introduction of cheap quality materials into the built environment.
The eradication of skilled building practices has not only had a negative impact in the restoration of historic structures but has also adversely affected the way we build the structures in which we work and live.
Friday, May 8: James Doyle and Kathryn Herman of Doyle Herman Design Associates: The Language of Landscape: Simplicity, Scale & Structure
Doyle and Herman will share images and work from their new book, The Landscape Designs of Doyle Herman Design Associates. It features the firm’s varying projects that illustrate strong geometry, bold structural forms and clean symmetry.
The Friends of Boscobel membership program includes free admission to lectures year-round. Lecture seating is on stairs and chairs, and a wine and cheese reception will follow in the Carriage House where guests may chat with the speakers and purchase books for signing.
Members can register at boscobel.org. Admission for non-members is $20/lecture. Memberships, reservations and tickets are all available at boscobel.org.