On the first Wednesday of the month, 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.
January’s Curator Tour will be a brief history of European porcelain and its meteoric rise to popularity. The delicacy and beautiful nature of porcelain belies some of the uglier truths in its creation and the ambitions of many men to bring this Asian art to Europe. The porcelain collection at the Lightner Museum is a unique assemblage of original Meissen productions, forgeries and later representations of the art by equally-renowned manufacturers. This tour seeks to cover the broad scope of the collection, as well as European porcelain’s vast history.
This walking tour will be lead by Elizabeth Graham, Lightner Museum Educator. Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers will also be available to offer further insight and to answer questions.
The tour, which is included in admission, will begin in the front lobby of the Museum at 10am. Admission is free for St. Johns County residents with valid ID. Donations are appreciated and accepted after the tour.