Biltmore Estate: America's Downton Abbey

Thursday, September 12, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina combines the talents of landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead and architect William Morris Hunt who were collaborating at the very same time on portions of Chicago's 1893 World's Fair. In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses the history, architecture and landscape plan of Biltmore Estate. Mishur also makes parallels between the fictitious Downton Abbey and Biltmore (America's largest private home) and between Downton's Crawley family and the real-life family of George and Edith Vanderbilt.
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Registration is required. Each attendee must be registered individually to be guaranteed a seat. In the event that this program becomes full, individuals on the waiting list may be seated (if seating is available) at the scheduled program start time.