April 26

The Nichols House Museum Lecture Series Presents:

Kory Rogers, Man vs. Machine: Furniture Making Today

Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Grogan and Company: Fine Art and Jewelry Auctioneers, 20 Charles Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114

"Man vs. Machine,” will compare and contrast the roles that both human hands and new technologies play in the design process and production of contemporary furniture. From highly conceptual to completely functional, the furniture featured in this discussion illustrates how these two design approaches diverge and intersect in exciting and unexpected ways.

The lecture will begin at 6:00pm, followed by a light reception.

Please note that this lecture is limited to 50 participants.

Kory W. Rogers is head curator at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. He received his BA in art history from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 and his MFA in decorative arts history from the Smithsonian Associates/Parsons School of Design Master’s Program in the History of American Decorative Arts in 2003. He started at Shelburne Museum as an intern in 2004 and has worked his way up to his current position. He is responsible for the stewardship and interpretation of Shelburne Museum’s nineteenth century circus, decorative arts, and wildfowl decoy collections. During his tenure he has organized a broad range of temporary exhibitions including: motorcycles, nature inspired jewelry, and Knoll furniture.


May 24

Spring Fête

Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Location: Boston Athanaeum, 10 ½ Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

The Nichols House Museum welcomes friends and neighbors to its annual Spring Fête on Thursday, May 24, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Boston Athenaeum. Inspired by Rose Nichols’ travels through Spain while researching garden design, the evening will feature flamenco music and dance performances, festive food and drink, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds support the ongoing efforts of the museum.

Sponsor the event:

Madrid Level: $500
Seville Level: $1,000
Granada Level: $2,000



Individual Tickets: $150

Questions? Please contact the museum at (617) 227-6993 or info@nicholshousemuseum.org


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