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Collector’s Day at Hammond-Harwood House

November 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum, an 18th century Anglo-Palladian house with a well-curated collection of American paintings and antiques, will host a special Collectors’ Day on November 4. Speakers at the event will focus on Francis Garvan, who amassed an extraordinary collection of Americana.

Between 1915 and 1937, lawyer and philanthropist Francis P. Garvan collected American furniture, decorative arts, prints, and paintings that celebrated the richness of the nation’s heritage. He saw his collection as forming “a great panorama of American arts and crafts” that could educate and inspire citizens across the country. To this end, Garvan lent objects to a broad range of educational and cultural institutions, including Hammond-Harwood House. Speakers at Collectors’ Day will describe highlights from the collection and share anecdotes to explore how Garvan’s personal history and his political endeavors influenced his view of the importance of art within American culture.

$75 per person


Dr. John Stuart Gordon

Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at Yale University Art Gallery.

Dr. Charles A. Webb

Collections Committee Chair at Hammond-Harwood House & grandson of Americana collector Dr. James Bordley, a contemporary and friend of Francis P. Garvan.


1pm  Afternoon refreshments

1:45 Optional Curator’s Furniture Tour

3pm Lectures in the ballroom

5pm Wine & heavy hors d’oeuvres  reception catered by Palate Pleasers

For reservations please call 410-263-4683 extension 10.

Limited capacity as the lectures will take place in the ballroom, a period room in the mansion.



November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Hammond-Harwood House
19 Maryland Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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