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The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, September 15 at 10:30 am to discuss Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. All are welcome. 

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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lwhite

The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, August 25 at 10:30 am to discuss Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. All are welcome. 

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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lwhite

The Redwood Classics Reading Program will meet on Thursday, June 21 at 4:30 pm to discuss part one of The Autobiography of BenjaminFranklin. All are welcome.

 

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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lwhite

Paul F. Miller of The Preservation Society of Newport County discusses the historic summer residences Vinland and the Watts Sherman House, focusing on their architects, builders and history.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Paul F. Miller of The Preservation Society of Newport County discusses the architecturally significant but less well known summer residences acquired by Salve Regina, including Ochre Court. 

 

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Charles J. Burns of the Newport Restoration Foundation will give an illustrated talk on the nine important portraits by Belle Epoque artist Giovanni Boldini of prominent ladies with ties to Newport, exploring their lives and connections to the artist. 


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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

From the delicate ornament of the Villa Tenuta Beronni to the surreal atmosphere of the Villa Garzoni, where Carlo Goldoni wrote Pinocchio, this lecture celebrates the whimsical world of the villa from the 18th through the 19th centuries. Imagination and escapism inspired the design and use of villas at a time when Italy was in economic and political decline. The result is a rich legacy of architecture filled with both fantasy and fatalism. 


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Isola Bella, set on an island in Lake Maggiore, and the Villa d’Este in the hills of Tivoli encapsulate the bravura of the Baroque period. Richly ornamented and theatrically composed, these ideal combinations of architecture and natural setting illustrate the showmanship of Italian villa design in the 1600s.

 

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Andrea Palladio is one of the great masters of Renaissance architecture. The Villas Poiana, Pisani, Emo and Badoer will be featured as the culmination of Palladio’s genius. These buildings in the region of Venice and Vicenza perfected classical forms and ornament. His designs, published in The Four Books of Architecture (c. 1570), spread his style across the globe. 

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

Power brokers of the Renaissance, the Medici family of Florence created numerous villas in the Tuscan countryside. These buildings revived the glories of the classical world and served as gathering for the great minds of the age. This lecture will focus on the twelve Medici villa immortalized in a cycle of paintings (c. 1600) by Giusto Utens. From the intimate house in Fiesole to the grand palace at Pratolino, each building is a time capsule of a lost age.

 

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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lwhite

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