Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series
at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Funded by the Horatio Hall Whitridge and Gracia Grieb Whitridge Lecture Series Endowment
A Colonial Williamsburg Admissions Ticket, Museum Pass, or Good Neighbor Card provides access for the public for most lectures. See individual lecture descriptions for any additional ticket or reservation requirements.
Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m., Hennage Auditorium
The Foundling Hospital: Charity, Art and Music
Jane King, Independent Scholar
This lecture will describe the sudden rise of public and private charitable giving that benefited London's Foundling Hospital in the 18th century. This cultural phenomenon led to the financial involvement of respected Londoners including the devoted services of artist William Hogarth, a fundraising concert by Handel, and numerous influential public figures of the day.
$5 program ticket required in addition to museum admission
Programs and exhibitions at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.