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.
This months’ tour, “What’s Really in a Picture or Piece of Art”, focuses on the use of moral and religious (both Christian and Pagan) themes that are prevalent in art. Using some of the pieces in the Lightner Museum collection, Educator Elizabeth Graham will briefly explore the centuries-old tradition of using art to tell more complex stories.
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.
Image used is: Mantle Style Clock, Gilt Bronze & Marble; Pierre-Philippe Thomire, French; c. 1800-1830.