Open to JASNA Members and the General Public:
Spend an Autumn Afternoon
"At Home with Miss Austen"
Dining Room, Chawton Great House
Ever wonder where Jane Austen might have gathered inspiration for the great houses in her novels? How did she envision the interiors of Hartfield and Donwell Abbey in Emma, or conjure up the great gallery at Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice? Join us for At Home with Miss Austen, an illustrated presentation by nationally recognized antiques expert Frank Farmer Loomis IV from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Mr. Loomis will engage us with an edifying visual presentation of the fine and decorative arts found inside manor homes of Georgian-Regency England. His talk will include references to Chawton House, the estate of Jane Austen’s brother, Edward Austen Knight. Also highlighted is Chawton Cottage, where the author spent the last eight years of her life writing or revising all her major works.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
About Frank Loomis
You may recognize Frank Loomis from past appearances on Antiques Roadshow. His 35 years of experience as a professional appraiser complement his credentials as an author, lecturer and instructor. Mr. Loomis is the writer and co-producer for the PBS television series, Is It Antique Yet? He is also the host for the WMKV public radio program, Keep Antiquing. His presentation style is often described as lively and laced with anecdotes.
||Frank Farmer Loomis IV
Start with High Tea
Before the presentation, enjoy a sumptuous High Tea catered by the museum's Rozzelle Court Restaurant. Sip cups of gourmet tea,
refresh yourself with seasonal fruit, savory sandwiches and the museum’s famous scones, then finish with artful sweets.
Finish with a Gallery Conversation
After an ample Q&A session, Mr. Loomis has graciously offered to lead interested participants through select museum galleries, referencing works relating to his talk.
Seating is limited, so register now to avoid disappointment.
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Nathaniel Locke, English. Teapot, 1715.
Britania Standard Silver, 6 3/8". Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 50-57
Register: At Home with Miss Austen
12:30 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 24
Lens 2 Room, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64111
$35 per person (High Tea, Lecture & Gallery Conversation)
$8 Museum Parking (Free for museum members)
Please email JASNA-KC Regional Coordinator Leah Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is funded in part by a grant from the Jane Austen Society of North America.
Learn more about JASNA at jasna.org.