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Catharine M. Rogers Distinguished Lecture

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Jun 13, 2013
1:00 pm



Catharine M. Rogers Distinguished Lecture
The House Twain & Tiffany Built by Patti Philippon, Beatrice Fox Auerbach Chief Curator from The Mark Twain House & Museum

Mark Twain’s Hartford home was designed to showcase the talent and extravagant lifestyle of the author and his family who lived inside its walls. It was intended to be a showplace of taste, wealth, and luxury. In 1881, Twain hired Louis C. Tiffany & Co., Associated Artists to create interiors that would match the opulent exterior of his home. Tiffany and his partners—Candace Wheeler, Lockwood DeForest, and Samuel Coleman—embellished the public spaces of Twain’s home with exotic motifs from far off regions of the world. 


Learn why Twain called the Associated Artists the “unholy decorators,” discover the meaning behind the design choices made by the family, and learn how the Clemens’s interiors fits into the wider scope of work done by Louis C. Tiffany & Co. and his designers, all while taking a visual tour of the splendor still to be found in the Clemens’ restored home.

Cost Free with museum admission

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
New Britain, CT
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SponsorNew Britain Museum of American Art

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