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USCHS Brown bag: James Head on An Affair with Beauty
September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present five lunchtime lectures this fall, including book talks and discussions about DC and Capitol art, history, and memorials. All talks will be held on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm in Ketchum Hall (VFW Building at 200 Maryland Ave. NE; Washington, DC 20002). These brown bag lectures are free and open to the public, though pre-registration is requested. Visit www.uschs.org for more information or links to pre-register.
September 20: Author James Head will speak about his book (An Affair with Beauty—The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy: The Magic of Youth) on artist Howard Chandler Christy, who is perhaps best known for his Signing of the Constitution painting in the Capitol. Talk title: “An Affair with Beauty: The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy”