Read the book selection, bring a lunch and discuss at our art-themed book club
May 17, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Griswold House
Dearest of Geniuses: A Life of Theodate Pope Riddle
Biography, Published 2003, 296p. by Sandra Katz
This book is the first definitive biography of one of America’s first successful female architects. Theodate was the only child of a Cleveland millionaire whose hobby was collecting Impressionist paintings. Her first architectural project, a mansion she designed to house her father’s magnificent collection, is now the Hill-Stead Museum, in Farmington, CT.
In addition to designing schools and private homes in CT and NY, Theodate designed and supervised the reconstruction of President Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthplace in NYC. Theodate’s masterpiece is the unusual medieval campus of CT’s Avon Old Farms School, where she served as founder and pioneered a progressive curriculum far ahead of its time.
**Our Book Club will be visiting the Hill-Stead Museum and Avon Old Farms School sometime in June. Details will be forthcoming!
This event is made possible by your support of the Annual Fund.
To receive a discounted price, you have three options:
If you're not a member:
Purchase a membership along with a class or event registration, and the discount will be applied in your cart.
If you are a member, and you purchased your membership on this website:
log into your account and the discount will be applied in your cart. You can log in before your purchase, or during the checkout process.
If you are a member, and you did not purchase your membership on this website:
Log in with the email address we have on file for you. If you haven't logged into this website before, you'll need to reset your password first.
If you are a member, and you're having an issue logging in:
Purchase a registration for a class or event, and then call or email the museum, and we will be happy to apply the discount to your purchase.