Holiday Tea: Lovely Ladies and Manly Men

Enjoy a holiday tea and the talk “Lovely Ladies and Manly Men,” celebrating the exhibition "Face to Face: Portraits from the Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection," with MSV Deputy Director of Arts and Education, Nancy Huth.

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Enjoy a delicious holiday tea including finger sandwiches, sweet treats, and the talk “Lovely Ladies and Manly Men,” with MSV Deputy Director of Arts and Education, Nancy Huth.

Nancy will share little-known stories about the men and women featured in the new MSV exhibition Face to Face: Portraits from the Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection, provide a few 18th-century fashion facts, and lead an informal walk through the exhibition.

Featuring 35 portraits and eight mirrors from the collection of MSV benefactor Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992), Face to Face includes works by renowned artists, such as Rembrandt Peale, George Romney, Gilbert Stuart, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Henry Raeburn, and Thomas Gainsborough. The exhibition includes portraits of men, women, families, and children from the 1600s to the 1800s.  Most of the paintings are British, with some works by American and Dutch painters.

Plan to arrive early to browse the Museum galleries, meet Valley artist Charla Hayan, and shop in the Museum Store. Charla will be in the Museum Lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a special display of her name portraits and unique holiday prints (perfect for holiday gift giving). Upon arrival, all tea attendees will receive a special one-day coupon for the Museum Store (Members save 20%; all others save 10%. Coupon is for Museum Store purchases only and does not apply to lobby display).

As the MSV Deputy Director for Arts and Education, Nancy Huth oversees the collections, education, and exhibitions departments in carrying out the Museum’s mission of preserving and enriching the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. With more than 25 years of Museum experience, Huth was formerly the Curator of Education at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. There she managed all aspects of educational programming and served on the Museum’s senior management team. Huth’s previous experience includes managing adult programs at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland and teaching at the Community College of Baltimore County. She also was an instructor at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, and Assistant Director and Curator of Education at the university’s Museum of Art. Huth’s degrees include a master of arts in art history from Oberlin College, Ohio, and a bachelor of fine arts in art history from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

MSV Members: $35; all others: $40 (includes MSV admission). Registration required by noon, December 5; visit or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240.

Tue, Dec 09 • 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Reception Hall

MSV Members: $35

All Others: $40