On the first Wednesday of the month (September – May), join Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers for a themed, interactive tour designed to give participants an opportunity to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays. The tour offers guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner’s eclectic relics.
March’s topic is Broken Lightner and it will give guests an in-depth and personal look at upcoming architectural, building and exhibition restoration projects, as well as artifacts in the museum’s personal collection that are in need of repair and are available for adoption.
The tour, which is included in admission, will begin in the front lobby of the Museum at 10am.
The image used is a spectacular Virtuoso piece suffered at some point in its history and is not in condition to be exhibited. The bust is made with fragile Carrara marble lace by prominent 19th century sculptor C. Banetti, circa 1890. This is an example of a broken museum piece that will be available for adoption.