Chestertown, MD — The Friends of the Miller Library present "The Fine and Decorative Arts at Mount Vernon," a lecture by Linda Ayres, former curator of prints and manuscripts at the Library of Congress. Her talk is at 1 p.m. Saturday March 25 in the Casey Academic Forum.
Now associate director of collections at Mount Vernon, Ayres is eminently qualified to speak about fine and decorative arts. A graduate of Washington College who received her master's degree in art history from Tufts University, Ayres began her career in the art field as assistant curator of American art for the National Gallery of Art. She served as chief of the prints and photographs division at the Library of Congress from 1997 through 1999. Prior to that she was a museum consultant, assistant director of the museum program for the National Endowment for the Arts, and deputy director in Hartford, Conn., of the Wadsworth Atheneum. She was also the curator of paintings and sculpture at Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to her position as director of collections at Mount Vernon, Ayres serves as associate director there.
"The Fine and Decorative Arts at Mount Vernon" is free and open to the public.