The Magazine for Flagler Museum Members
Winter 2013 Volume Twenty â€˘ Number One
Pergola Repair The Museum recently rebuilt the two Pergolas on the south side of Whitehall. This was an arduous project for the Maintenance Department and took just over six months to complete. Prior to removing the old wooden beams, the 18-foot Bougainvilleas that engulfed both Pergolas had to be substantially trimmed back, which proved to be one of the more challenging tasks involved in the project. Mature Bougainvilleas grow up to one-inch-long thorns. The Maintenance Department then painted and topcoated 585 feet of cedar wood. After the preparation was complete, the 44-foot beams were carefully lifted into place using a scissor lift. Sixty two cross members (31 each Pergola) were laid perpendicular to the beams and secured by brackets.
Museum Hours and Admission
President: George G. Matthews Vice President: G.F. Robert Hanke Treasurer: William M. Matthews Secretary: Thomas S. Kenan, III Trustee: Alexander W. Dreyfoos Trustee: Kelly M. Hopkins Trustee: John B. Rogers
The Flagler Museum is open year round, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is $18 for adults, $10 for youth ages 13-17, $3 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 are free. Admission is free for Members. Special rates are available for groups. The Museum and grounds are wheelchair accessible.
Leadership Staff Executive Director: John M. Blades Business Manager: Susan Present Chief Curator: Tracy Kamerer Education Director: Allison Goff Facilities Manager: William Fallacaro Member Services Director: Sarah Brutschy Public Affairs Director: David Carson Store & Cafe Manager: Kristen Cahill
On The Cover
Walter Gay (American, 1856–1937), La Commode, after 1906. Oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. Private Collection, Brooklyn.
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Jared and Allison Wasserman
Benjamin and Christina MacFarland
Mixing It Up
Celebrating the History of a Great American Tradition
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Paul and Kate Spencer
Marcy Goldstein and Peter Rains
Erik Broberg and Bettina Anderson
Impressions of Interiors Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay
Walter Gay (American, 1856–1937), The Boucher Room, 1928. Oil on canvas, Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh. The Winter Exhibition features work by American artist Walter Gay (1856–1937) from January 29 – April 21, 2013. This exhibition, which has been in development for more than four years, examines the life and work of an American artist who specialized in painting the sumptuous domestic interiors of wealthy collectors and society figures in late-nineteenth and earlytwentieth-century America and Europe. Impressions of Interiors features 69 paintings and a selection of historical materials on loan from 40 public and private collections including: the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Musée d’Orsay; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Many of these works have not been publicly exhibited since Gay’s lifetime.
John Singer Sargent, Gay’s contemporary, is well known for painting the lavish clothing and jewels of American society in his fashionable portraits. Walter Gay, in contrast, painted society’s luxurious domestic spaces, with rich silk wall coverings, ornate paneling, eighteenth-century French furniture, tapestries, and sculptures. Impressions of Interiors is a comprehensive exploration of Walter Gay’s depictions of elaborately decorated European and American domestic interiors, painted from the mid-1890s to the early 1930s. These paintings serve as documents of the collecting, decorating habits, and taste of the period, and mirrors of the collectors’ perspectives on the past. Impressions of Interiors provides an in-depth exploration of Walter Gay’s famous views of domestic spaces, and is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalog,
with essays exploring facets of Gay’s life and work, including: his life in Paris; the influence of his wife, Matilda Travers; the role of collecting and collectors in his “portraits of rooms;” the Rococo revival of the early twentieth century; and Gay’s place among the artists of the period. The exhibition is grouped by European, American, and British interiors, with each section having subgroups of one or more works devoted to a particular house or chateau. The Gays themselves were avid collectors and their flair for presenting their collection within their home is beautifully documented in his many paintings of their own residences—from Paris apartments to sprawling chateaux—which capture the stylish and comfortable way the Gays furnished their personal spaces. At a time when interior decorating was becoming professionalized by figures like Edith Wharton (a view of her bedroom is included in the exhibition) and Elsie de Wolfe, Walter and Matilda Gay were part of an international Rococo revival. It was a movement that combined concepts of good taste with comfort and personal style, during which the display of collections and the furnishing of rooms with a cohesive style became important. The Gays and their social circle particularly loved eighteenth-century French furnishings and decorative arts, but often used these objects in a fresh, more twentieth-century way, rather than slavishly imitating the eighteenth-century that inspired them.
entertaining, and enjoyed searching out unique objects and antiques for their home. In 1897, the couple rented the nineteenth-century Château de Fortoiseau, about 30 miles southeast of Paris, and furnished it with their collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelains and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French furniture. The château’s grand spaces proved inspiring, and Gay painted many views of the interior. Matilda Gay Reclining on a Lit de Repos provides an intimate glimpse into the couple’s life at Fortoiseau. The painting depicts Matilda, reclined on a green striped sofa (also seen in paintings of the couple’s Paris apartment). In the mirror, Gay has shown himself at his easel. The painterly handling of surfaces and the complex treatment of light, and reflections in the mirrored wall panels, all attest to Gay’s fascination with the use of transient effects to animate interior spaces. An exhibition of paintings made at Fortoiseau marked Gay’s first public showing of interiors. By 1905, the paintings of interiors had transformed his career and made his reputation. That year, 17 paintings were sold from a solo exhibition in Paris and he was soon being commissioned to portray rooms, both public and private. The next year, the Gays purchased their own chateau, Bréau, which was to prove a subject he returned to again and again, in spite of the increasing number of commissions he began to receive to paint both public and private interiors.
The exhibition includes a few examples of early work from the 1880s, exemplifying Gay’s shift from the typical genre painting of a Frenchtrained academic artist to focusing exclusively on interiors. The 1885 painting The Weavers (Les Tisseuses) is from a series of paintings Gay made of young women in factories doing handwork. The Weavers shows Gay’s developing interest in light effects, which he pursued in masterly fashion in his later empty interiors. The women, focused intently upon their weaving, are depicted with a simple naturalism and the play of light across their faces and hands, and the room becomes as much the subject of the painting as the women and their work. In 1889, Walter Gay married wealthy American heiress Matilda Walter Gay (American, 1856–1937), Salon in the Musée Jacquemart-André, ca. 1912. Oil Travers (1855–1943). The two on canvas, 18 ½ x 22 in. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Museum purchase shared an interest in collecting and through the gift of Orme Wilson.
Gay’s commissions to produce paintings of rooms in private residences turned public museums—like his work at the Jacquemart-André and the Frick residence— are unique in providing an opportunity to assess his work in comparison to photographs of (or even visits to) the original spaces. Nélie JacquemartAndré, a portraitist who turned society hostess after marrying one of her clients, the banker Edouard André, left their mansion in Paris and its contents to the Institut de France upon her death in 1912. Before opening the house as a museum for the public, the curator, Monsieur Berteaux, invited Gay to paint the Grand Salon. Although upheld by some as the epitome of eighteenth-century decor, the Grand Salon did not seem to entirely satisfy Gay’s taste. Salon in the Musée Jacquemart-André, from the Corcoran Museum of Art’s collection, departs significantly from its source. As demonstrated by a comparison of this painting with a 1913 photograph, Gay altered and simplified the boiserie, introduced a marble fireplace similar to one in a nearby room, and included a portrait of an unknown woman and a bust on the mantel that may not have been part of the collection. In the case of the JaquemartAndré paintings, it is clear that Gay did not perfectly delineate the exact particulars of the rooms, but instead, was inspired by them, using them as points of departure for his interpretations of the spaces. Born in Hingham, Massachusetts, Walter Gay showed artistic promise in his childhood. He began to seriously pursue a career in painting in 1873, when he joined a Boston studio group and attended drawing classes at the Lowell Institute. Like many art students of his day, Gay traveled to France to study, Walter Gay, ca. 1880. Photograph. but unlike others who Collection of Lorraine M. and Arthur T. worked and lived there, Gay quickly Garrity, Jr. and readily became immersed in European life. He did not limit his social life to an insulated expatriate community, but instead, learned French and became friends with well-known fellow artists such as Edgar Degas and August Rodin, as well as the international social set. Gay’s access to high levels of Parisian society was also undoubtedly facilitated by his marriage to wealthy heiress Matilda Travers.
Walter Gay began his European artistic career in 1876 studying with French academic painter Léon Bonnat. Early on, Gay visited Barbizon, and created genre paintings populated with pious, earthy peasants. He was more interested, however, in capturing the texture and tone of the environment, conveying a human presence in domestic spaces without actually portraying the inhabitants of those spaces. Around 1895, he essentially eliminated the figure from his paintings and began to paint portraits of rooms. For the last 35 years of his career, Gay created what have been called “poèmes d’intérieurs”—his characteristic works—lush, painterly, and carefully observed interpretations of domestic spaces. Walter Gay and his wife, Matilda, were not mere observers of the richly decorated domestic spaces of the wealthy. They were both avid collectors of antiques and fine decorative arts, which filled their eighteenth-century Parisian apartment, as well as their country château near Fontainebleau. Today, Gay’s interiors are held by private and public collections in the United States and Europe. Though Gay’s work was certainly known in America during his lifetime, he enjoyed more renown in Europe throughout his career. “The French are so much more appreciative of my husband’s work than his compatriots—the Americans have not yet ‘caught on,’” noted Matilda Gay of the artist’s one-man exhibition at the Galerie Georges Petit in 1905. Walter Gay died at his home, Château du Bréau, on July 13, 1937. His New York Times obituary declared him the “dean of American artists in Paris.” A memorial exhibition of his work in 1938 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art consisted solely of interior views held in American collections. Many of the works were lent by Gay’s prominent friends and patrons, including Helen Clay Frick. “Traversing this exhibition I have been moved by the beauty with which the pictures in it reproduce interiors I have known,” wrote Albert E. Gallatin in his review of the show. “At the same time I have been conscious of the beautiful nature out of which they proceeded, the man who was as lovable as the artist.” Organized by the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh, Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay was made possible by a generous grant from The Richard C. von Hess Foundation. The exhibition was curated by Guest Curator Isabel Taube, in consultation with Frick Director of Curatorial Affairs Sarah Hall. This exhibition is sponsored by Northern Trust, The Palm Beach Post, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Museum Invites Children to Special Exhibit Activity The Flagler Museum will host a Children’s Exhibit Activity on February 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children in fourth through eighth grade are invited to a special tour of “Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay” with the Museum’s Education Director. The children will learn about the life and work of an American artist who specialized in painting the sumptuous interiors of wealthy collectors and society figures in late-19th and early20th-century America and Europe. After the tour the children will participate in a hands-on learning activity. The program is free with Museum admission, but space is limited. Please call (561) 655-2833 to make reservations.
Children tour the exhibit gallery during the Children’s Exhibit Activity.
Gallery Talk with Exhibition Curator Tour the Winter Exhibition with Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay curator and exhibition Catalogue author Dr. Isabel Taube. Dr. Taube will provide an expert perspective and insight on Walter Gay’s life and work. Professor of American and European nineteenth- and twentiethcentury art history at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Dr. Taube is currently working on a book about the symbolic significance of decorative objects in Gilded Age paintings of interiors. The Gallery Talk will take place on February 26, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. in the Museum’s second floor gallery. The Gallery Talk is free with Museum admission, but space is limited. Please call (561) 655-2833 to make a reservation. A Catalogue signing will follow the Gallery Talk. The exhibition Catalogue may be purchased through the Museum Store. Walter Gay (American, 1856–1937), Antechamber of MarieAntoinette, Château de Fontainebleau, Oil on canvas, 29 x 25 in. Private collection.
Experience World Class Chamber Music The Flagler name has long been associated with great music. Henry and Mary Lily Flagler frequently hosted musical performances in Whitehall’s elaborate Music Room furnished with a 1,249 pipe J.H. & C.S. Odell & Co. organ and a Steinway upright grand piano. Flagler’s son, Henry Harkness Flagler, was chairman of the New York Philharmonic Society. One of Flagler’s granddaughters, Jean Flagler Matthews, founded the Flagler Museum, restored Whitehall’s elaborate Odell organ and in 1969 brought the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, to South Florida for a Museum benefit concert. Another of Flagler’s granddaughters, Mary Flagler Cary, amassed a large collection of original music manuscripts now at the Morgan Library. The association between the Flagler name and great music continues today in the form of the Flagler
January 8, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. The 14th Annual Flagler Museum Music Series opened the Season with a sold-out performance by Quartetto Bernini. The world renowned string quartet traveled from Rome to Palm Beach to perform exclusively at the Flagler Museum - they will not appear anywhere else in The United States this Season. The Palm Beach Daily News noted that the, “Exclusive Quartetto Bernini appearance [was] well worth waiting for.” And, that the quartet gave “masterful performances.”
Utrecht String Quartet January 22, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
The Utrecht String Quartet is known internationally for its versatile and dynamic approach. Resident of the Netherlands, the musical world of the Utrecht String Quartet is borderless and boundless, and whichever work its musicians choose to play in the genre of string-quartet music, it is their general policy to avoid any hint of treating them like museum exhibits. Even when it comes to traditional works, the musicians succeed, time and again, in discovering elements that can be interpreted anew, or in finding unusual concert locations in which to perform them.
Museum Music Series, making it possible to experience chamber music, as it was intended, in the gracious and intimate setting of the Museum’s West Room. Regularly featured on National Public Radio, the Flagler Museum Music Series features acclaimed musicians performing music composed prior to 1930 in what critics have described as the finest chamber music venue in South Florida. Audience members are treated to a rare opportunity to meet performers during a champagne and dessert reception following each concert. Tickets are $60 per concert. To purchase tickets visit www.flaglermuseum.us or call (561) 655-2833. Sponsored by Northern Trust, Palm Beach Daily News, and William Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.
However, it is mainly because of their search for lost or forgotten repertoire and for their collaboration with contemporary composers that the members of the Utrecht String Quartet have gained their excellent reputation in the music world.
February 5, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. The Schubert Ensemble has established itself over nearly three decades as one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings. The Ensemble has performed in more than 40 different countries. In 1998 the Ensemble’s contribution to British musical life was recognized by the Royal Philharmonic Society when it was presented with the Best Chamber Ensemble Award, for which it was shortlisted again in 2010. Alongside its busy concert schedule, the Ensemble has established a reputation for innovation in the field of new music, education and audience development. This year will see the Ensemble continue its Residency at the Birmingham Conservatoire as well as giving workshops and masterclasses around the country.
Vienna Piano Trio
February 19, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. For almost 20 years, the Vienna Piano Trio has performed regularly in virtually every major music center in Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Far East. The trio was founded by violinist Wolfgang Redik, cellist Marcus Trefny and pianist Stefan Mendl in 1988. Extensive studies with various highly renowned musicians paved the trio’s way to an international career soon after. The most important teachers and mentors of the ensemble include Isaac Stern, Ralph Kirschbaum and Joseph Kalichstein as well as the members of the Trio di Trieste, the Beaux Arts Trio, the Guarneri Quartet and the LaSalle Quartet.
March 5, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. An outstanding career spanning three decades has made the Auryn Quartet one of the most sought-after and respected ensembles performing around the globe. The members of the quartet have not changed over this long period, and continues with its fresh and pioneering approach to all genres of music. The Quartet won its first prizes at the London International Competition and the ARD Munich competition, both in 1982, only one year after the group’s inception. The ensemble also won the main prize at the European Broadcasting Competition in Bratislava in 1989.
Whitehall’s Art Case Pianos Re
One of the earliest photographs of Whitehall’s Drawing Room, with the Grand piano at right, ca. 1902. “The grand salon is on the right of the hall, corresponding to the library. It is Louis XVI in style, and is a sumptuous apartment in French gray, the walls paneled in gold and gray brocaded silk. It contains a beautiful mantel of white statuary marble; the ceiling has decorated medallions; the portieres are richly embroidered, and the furniture is elaborate and costly.” Barr Ferree, American Estates and Gardens, 1904. This period description of Whitehall’s sumptuous Drawing Room, along with other period descriptions, reveals surprising new details about the room. The recent project to restore the pianos from the Drawing Room and the Music Room has uncovered long lost information that will soon change the appearance of Whitehall’s French style salon.
The story begins with the restoration of the Flagler Museum’s historical art case pianos. When Whitehall was completed in 1902, it was furnished with two significant art case pianos: a Steinway & Sons Model B grand in the Drawing Room, and an upright Steinway in the Music Room. The custom finishes of the pianos were created by Whitehall’s interior designers, the New York firm Pottier & Stymus, to match the décor of each room. Located off the Grand Hall, the Drawing Room was used by Mrs. Flagler and her guests as a gathering place for music and conversation. The Drawing Room’s grand piano remained at Whitehall until after Mrs. Flagler’s death in 1917. Nearly 90 years later, in 2004, the Flagler Museum was able to acquire the piano and return it
estored to Original Elegance at that time, the largest ever placed in a private home in America – was installed at the west end. The room was also outfitted with an upright Steinway piano and Pianola, both custom designed by Pottier & Stymus to match the room’s decorative paneling. “Pianola” is the trademark name for player pianos made by the Aeolian Company in the early 20th century. Paper rolls were placed on a spool inside, and the Pianola was pushed up to the piano, so that the Pianola played the piano’s keys. A matching cabinet, used to store the Pianola’s paper rolls, and a four-panel screen, complete the group. The organ, Pianola, cabinet, and screen are all original to Whitehall.
A view of the Music Room, ca. 1902, with the organ and original Steinway upright piano. permanently to Whitehall. The piano, however, had been repainted a yellowish cream color.
The Museum’s goal was to restore the Music Room and Drawing Room pianos to once again match the decorative schemes of each room. A generous grant from the Stockman Family Foundation has made possible the restoration of both pianos, plus the matching original pieces from the Music Room including the Pianola, music cabinet, and screen. The restoration of the pianos was completed this fall, and the other Music Room pieces will be restored this winter. Both pianos have now been returned to their original beauty, in harmony with Whitehall’s original décor.
The custom decorative painting under the lid, depicting Erato, the Greek muse of lyric poetry, is still intact. The original raised ornamentation is also in remarkable condition. The ornamentation, which appears to be silver, is actually covered with aluminum leaf, to match the ornamentation on the Drawing Room’s walls. This decorative use of aluminum was quite rare for the time, as the metal was still difficult to obtain and very costly. The recently-restored decorative torchieres in the four corners of the room were also coated to match with a rare silver-aluminum amalgam (see the Winter 2012 issue of Inside Whitehall magazine). The Drawing Room’s aluminum decoration creates a lovely shimmering effect, but the use of this metal was also practical, as aluminum is not as vulnerable to Florida’s salty air as silver. Whitehall’s Music Room was designed by Pottier & Stymus in the style of the French Second Empire and served as a venue for meetings of Mrs. Flagler’s Fortnightly Club, a group of women who gathered for programs of lectures and musicales during season. It doubled as an art gallery, featuring paintings from Mr. Flagler’s extensive collection. A massive pipe organ –
The restored upright Steinway piano, recently returned to the Music Room.
John Blades, Executive Director, Mrs. and Dr. Hervey S. Stockman, Jr., with the Drawing Room’s Steinway Model B grand piano, one of the objects restored through generosity of the Stockman Family Foundation. In addition to these important restorations, research carried out in preparation for the work has yielded surprising results which will soon change the Flagler Museum’s Drawing Room. Investigation into the original appearance of the grand piano focused attention on period descriptions of the room, such as the one quoted previously. Several writers commented upon the gray color of the piano, which was said to match the walls. This was a surprising discovery, as gray would have been an unusual color for a French-style salon. A writer for the New York Herald in 1902 commented on the unique color scheme: “It is treated in a delicate shade of gray and silver, instead of the usual white and gold … The side walls are arranged in panels, and finished with a gold and gray silk brocatelle … A grand piano, in
gray and silver, to correspond with the treatment of the room, has an artistic painting on the inner lid, representing music.” Based on this information, the Museum commissioned crosssection paint microscopy. The results conclusively showed that the piano and walls were originally painted the same warm gray. When the Drawing Room was restored in the late 1990s, it was mistakenly believed that the original color scheme was a warm beige and soft pink. The Museum plans to restore the Drawing Room to its original appearance in the spring of 2013. The soft French gray, in combination with the room’s original aluminum leaf decorations and the restored torchieres, will create a visually stunning and completely unique effect.
A detail of the painting inside the lid of the Steinway is of Erato the Muse of Love Poetry.
Flagler Museum Publications Receive Multiple Awards The Flagler Museum was recently honored with two awards at the Florida Publishers Association President’s 2012 Book Awards Banquet. The commemorative Centennial Edition of Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean won the Gold Award in the Florida Nonfiction Book for Adults Category. Our Town: An In-Depth Pictorial History of Palm Beach won a Silver Award in the Coffee Table Book Category. The FPA Awards recognize publishing excellence and creativity in both content and production and they were presented to publishers and authors whose books were selected as the best in twenty different categories. The competition’s judges included thirty-two Florida librarians and three graphic designers.
The Museum received awards for the “Last Train to Paradise,” and the pop-up book “Our Town.”
The Museum has also been recognized by the Southeastern Museums Conference Publications Competition. Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean won a Gold Award in the Book Category and the
Museum’s 2011 Annual Report won a Silver Award in the Annual Report Category. The highly competitive 24th Annual SEMC Publication Design Competition recognized excellence in graphic design in southeastern museum publications.
IMPACT PROGRAM The Flagler Museum welcomed 20 students from U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School for the Intergenerational Mentor Program for Art, Culture, and Technology (IMPACT). The five-week mentoring program focused on improving creative writing skills while building intergenerational relationships between students and mentors (Museum Docents). The program culminated with a special tour of Whitehall for the families of students, and was followed by a recognition awards ceremony and refreshments. Each week, students met with Mentors at the Flagler Museum to tour Whitehall and Railcar No. 91, and view featured objects in Whitehall’s collection. The IMPACT program is now in its 26th year as an educational program of the Flagler Museum. It began as a partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County and serves to provide students of underserved communities with rich cultural arts opportunities. IMPACT is offered to select schools in the Fall and Spring semesters.
U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary students write essays related to objects in the Museum’s collection.
The first Bal Poudrés in the Grand Ballroom at Whitehall, March 5, 1903. In honor of Henry Flagler’s extraordinary life and legacy, in Palm Beach and Florida, the Whitehall Society will host a Bal Poudré at the Flagler Museum on February 23, 2013. Bal Poudrés, literally meaning powdered wig balls, were popular, both in America and in England, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In England the Countess of Warwick loved to host Bal Poudrés (Whitehall’s Breakfast Room ceiling is a copy of the State Dining Room at Warwick Castle). In America, Bal Poudrés were an interesting fusion of America’s fascination with Marie Antoinette (Whitehall’s Drawing Room is an homage to Marie Antoinette) and its hero worship of George and Martha Washington. Bal Poudrés were typically hosted around the time of George Washington’s birthday which in the early nineteenth century coincided with the end of the Season in Palm Beach. The first Bal Poudré in Palm Beach was hosted at Whitehall by Mary Lily and Henry Flagler on March 5, 1903, and was described in a national
newspaper as “one of the most sumptuous social affairs ever attempted south of Washington.” From the first Bal Poudré at Whitehall sprang the tradition of hosting a remarkable number of galas each year in Palm Beach, which raise much-needed funds for an impressive number of worthy causes. Two thousand thirteen will mark the centennial of the end of Henry Flagler’s exceptional life, though his profound legacy and influence in Florida continues even today. In honor of Henry Flagler’s amazing and enduring legacy in Palm Beach and Florida, the Flagler Museum’s Whitehall Society will host the first Bal Poudré in a century, at Whitehall, where it all began 110 years ago. Ticket prices are $750 per person for Dinner in the Grand Ballroom, After-Dinner Dance, and VIP Lounge access, $350 per person for the After-Dinner Dance and VIP Lounge access, or $250 for the After-Dinner Dance only. For more information, contact the Flagler Museum at (561) 655-2833.
celebrate valentine’s day at whitehall Henry Flagler built Whitehall as a wedding present for his wife, and it remains one of America’s most romantic destinations. Enjoy the elegance of this Beaux Arts mansion, and a special Gilded Age style Tea-for-Two in the Café des Beaux-Arts with someone special. Every Tea-for-Two package includes admission to the Museum, Valentine’s Day rose, keepsake photo, box of Whitehall Gourmet Chocolates, and a $15 gift card to the Museum Store.
There are four opportunities to have the Valentine’s Tea-for-two: February 14, 15, 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and February 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $80 per couple for Museum Members, $120 per couple for non-members (includes tax and gratuity) Advance purchase required. To purchase tickets please visit www.flaglermuseum. us or call (561) 655-2833.
Museum Has Record Year for Grant Funding The Flagler Museum has benefited greatly from a record-breaking year for grants, receiving more than $375,000 from sixteen different public and private funders, including the Museum’s first international grant. This represents an increase of more than 27% over 2011 and includes support for the Curatorial, Education, and Public Affairs Departments as well as General Program Support. Strong financial support at local, regional, and national levels confirms the important role the Museum plays in educating the public about Henry Flagler, Florida’s history, and America’s Gilded Age. Several recent grant awards will greatly impact the Museum’s ability to care for its important collections and archives. The Mosaic Foundation (of R&P Heydon) has provided grant funding to support the conservation of the Blue Room Furniture Suite, making it possible
for the Museum to fully interpret the Blue Room as it originally appeared for the first time since Whitehall opened as a museum in 1960. The Fortin Foundation of Florida has awarded the Museum a grant to support the restoration of the Drawing Room, a project that represents the room’s most significant phase of conservation and restoration. Both the Blue Room and the Drawing Room are permanent exhibits that are viewed by tens of thousands of Museum visitors annually. The Museum has also been awarded its second Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which will support the preservation assessment of film-based archival materials. A highly qualified Film Conservator will examine a sampling of more than 4,000 separate items, advising the Museum on how to begin
making the fragile film stock more accessible for research, display, and publication. The Museum has also received a new grant award for Education Programming from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and another grant from The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation. The generosity of these funders has made it possible for the Museum to continue to meet its important mission of preserving, researching, and interpreting Whitehall and its associated collection.
Presidents of the Gilded Age 2013 lecture series
The 28th Annual Whitehall Lecture Series welcomes best-selling authors to discuss Presidents of the Gilded Age. There will be a book signing with the author after each lecture. Presidents to be discussed this year include: Grant, McKinley, Garfield, Cleveland, and Hayes.
lecture for non-museum members; or $125 for a fivelecture series ticket. Each ticket includes admission to the Museum. Lectures will be webcast, at no charge, at www.flaglermuseum.us/programs/lecture-series. Online visitors may listen live, see the presentation and e-mail the lecturer questions.
Whitehall Lecture Series tickets are free for Museum Members at the Sustaining level and above; $10 for Individual, Family, and Life level Members; $28 per
The Lecture Series is sponsored by The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation and The Palm Beach Post.
The President and the Assassin: The Assassination of President McKinley at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century Scott Miller - Author and Historian February 3, 2013 3:00 p.m.
The Pan-American Exposition, held in Buffalo, New York in 1901, became the stage for the startling assassination of President William McKinley, by an anarchist. At the time, the United States was struggling through a cultural transition from agrarian to industrial and extending its influence worldwide. One day after President William McKinley addressed the crowd gathered at the Fair, extolling technology and industrial
President William McKinley, Library of Congress
advancement, he was assassinated by a first-generation immigrant, who was a dismayed factory worker and anarchist. Scott Miller is the author of The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century. As a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Mr. Miller spent nearly two decades in Asia and Europe, reporting from more than twenty five countries.
No Businessman: How President Grant Saved the Economy but Lost His Own Shirt Jean Edward Smith - Author and Professor of Political Science February 10, 2013 3:00 p.m.
A decorated war hero, Ulysses S. Grant was the U.S. Armyâ€™s first four-star general and the only Gilded Age President to serve back-to-back terms. Though he struggled as a young cadet, Grant returned to the military after a string of civilian business failures. His successes on the battle field brought him a wave of popularity that swept him into the Presidency in 1868. Credited with maintaining stability in the era of Reconstruction and for fostering the continued unity of the nation, he is perhaps most remembered for his second term which was marred by financial scandals and an ineffective cabinet. In 1885, Grant died nearly broke, as a victim of a swindle. His memoirs were published posthumously by friend and literary giant, Mark Twain.
President Ulysses S. Grant, 1869, Library of Congress
The Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Assassination of President Garfield Ken Ackerman - Author and Historian February 17, 2013 3:00 p.m.
After a long and drawn out Republican convention in 1880, James Garfield, a former state senator and revered war general, was nominated, after more than 50 rounds of voting, the Partyâ€™s candidate for President. Garfield went on to win the popular vote by the narrowest of margins. After serving as President only a few months, President Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau, a mentally ill and unsuccessful applicant for a Presidential appointment. President Garfield would likely have survived the shooting, except for the unsanitary practices
President James Garfield, Library of Congress
of his physicians who refused to believe Lister’s findings regarding germs and hygiene. Garfield’s assassination marked the beginning of a new era in American politics and partisanship.
The President is a Sick Man: President Cleveland’s Secret Surgery Matthew Algeo - Author and Reporter February 24, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Sworn into his second term as President just months before, he was a political leader known for his honesty. In the midst of the Panic of 1893, President Grover Cleveland disappeared from public view for five days. Cleveland had been diagnosed with the dread disease, cancer. Insistent on total secrecy, in order to insure the Country’s financial stability, the President assembled a team of top physicians and surgeons, boarded the Oneida, a friend’s yacht, and headed toward open water. Though it seemed the surgery was kept secret, eventually, the story was picked up by well-respected journalist, E.J. Edwards. What followed was a major campaign by Cleveland’s supporters to deny and discredit Edwards’ story.
President Grover Cleveland, 1892, Library of Congress
Fraud of the Century: The Election of President Hayes Roy Morris - Author and Editor of Military Heritage magazine March 3, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Set in the centennial year of the United States, the 1876 Presidential election was one of the most dynamic and powerful elections in American history. Embroiled in claims of corruption and controversial legality, the contest between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden nearly sparked a civil war among political parties. The older, more politically experienced Tilden, received the popular vote and was known as an intellectual politician. However, it was Hayes, the more practical politician, who eventually took the oath of office, after an exhaustive recount of the electoral vote. The battle for the presidency of 1876 depleted Tilden’s personal and political spirit and dampened Hayes’ political reputation on both sides of the political aisle.
President Rutherford B. Hayes, Library of Congress
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Upcoming Schedule of Events Music Series Concert - Utrecht String Quartet January 22, 2013 7:30 p.m.
The Utrecht String Quartet is known internationally for its versatile and dynamic approach. Resident of the Netherlands, the musical world of the Utrecht String Quartet is borderless and boundless, and whichever work its musicians choose to play in the genre of stringquartet music, it is their general policy to avoid any hint of treating them like museum exhibits. Sponsored by Northern Trust, the Palm Beach Daily News and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.
Winter Exhibition opens Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay January 29 - April 21, 2013 Free with Museum admission
Impressions of Interiors examines the life and work of an American artist who specialized in painting the sumptuous interiors of wealthy collectors and society figures in late-19th and early-20th-century America and Europe. Sponsored by Northern Trust, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and The Palm Beach Post.
Whitehall Lecture Series - The President and the Assassin: The Assassination of President McKinley at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century Scott Miller - Author and Historian February 3, 2013 3:00 p.m.
The Pan-American Exposition, held in Buffalo, New York in 1901, became the stage for the startling assassination of President William McKinley, by an anarchist. At the time, the United States was struggling through a cultural transition from agrarian to industrial and extending its influence worldwide. Sponsored by The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation and The Palm Beach Post.
Music Series Concert - Schubert Ensemble February 5, 2013 7:30 p.m.
The Schubert Ensemble has established itself nearly three decades as one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings. The Ensemble has performed in more than 40 different countries. In 1998 the Ensemble’s contribution to British musical life was recognized by the Royal Philharmonic Society when it was presented with the Best Chamber Ensemble Award. Sponsored by Northern Trust, the Palm Beach Daily News and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.
Whitehall Lecture Series - No Businessman: How President Grant Saved the Economy but Lost His Own Shirt Jean Edward Smith - Author and Professor of Political Science February 10, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Credited with maintaining stability in the era of Reconstruction and for fostering the continued unity of the nation. In 1885, Grant died nearly broke, as a victim of a swindle. Sponsored by The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation and The Palm Beach Post.
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