Marble House Mythology and Architecture Tour - Grades 4-8
Marble House was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. It was built between 1888 and 1892 as a birthday gift for Mr. Vanderbilt's wife Alva, who imagined Marble House to be her "temple to the arts."
The Marble House Mythology and Architecture Tour allows students to explore the idea that buildings do not just appear - they are created from the ideas and hands of architects. An architect begins the creative process with inspiration. This inspiration can come from many sources, including other buildings and works of art, life, feelings, materials, nature, history and people. Marble House (1888-1892) was a home designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt, but greatly influenced by its owner Mrs. Alva Vanderbilt. Alva loved architecture, history, the mythology of the Greeks and Romans as well as the architecture of the Kings and Queens of Europe.
Marble House Mythology & Architecture Tour Teacher's Guide
Green Animals Garden Workshops
Spring Garden Walk with Dan
Dan Christina, Green Animals Chief Horticulturist
Saturday, May 18
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Green Animals
Chief Horticulturist and bulb-master Dan Christina will lead an insightful walk through the gardens and share insider information about how horticulturists get the most out of their spring gardens – and how you can, too!
Admission is free with Garden admission. Space is limited to 20 people. Advance ticket purchase is required.
or call 401-847-1000 ext. 178
Spring Lectures - Beautiful Ideas
Interior Decoration: Elegance & Ease
Nina Campbell, Author, Interior Designer, President of Nina Campbell Design
Wednesday, May 29
6 p.m., Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Reception to follow at 7 p.m.
For comfortable and stylish interiors, look no further than Nina Campbell, the doyenne of English interior design today. Her almost fifty-year career exemplifies the best of English interior design, with a client list that includes figures such as the Duke and Duchess of York, Ringo Starr, and Rod Stewart. Nina will explore the techniques employed in some of her favorite commissions and discuss her own experimentations and passions—from pared-back grandeur to bold plays of scale and modern use of texture and color. As a designer she must draw upon the key principles of her design aesthetic in a variety of contexts, from prestigious addresses in London and New York, a pied-à-terre in Rome, and a retreat in the English countryside to a historic German hotel, a viewing pavilion at the Ascot, and a Los Angeles bedroom suite. Renowned for her contagious wit and brilliant sense of style, her designs appeal to both young and old and sit well in both contemporary and traditional interiors. She has written and lectured extensively on interior design.
Nina Campbell is an international design presence with commissions that bestride continents and cultures. She has vibrant fabric and wallpaper collections, a tempting online shop stocked with every home accessory one could imagine, and a parade of gorgeous books that not only record her work but bear eloquent and inspiring witness to its evolution. Nina is the subject of Rizzoli’s 2018 Nina Campbell Interior Design: Elegance and Wit, written by Giles Kimes.
Admission is $10 for Preservation Society members, $15 for the general public. Advance ticket purchase is required.
or call 401-847-1000 ext. 178