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Last Saturday we had Opera Lafayette performing in the Great Hall select pieces from Mozart, J.C. Bach, and selections from André Grétry's opera L'épreuve Villageoise. It was a wonderful concert, thank you to everyone who came. ...

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Stratford Hall is competing in the #museumdanceoff2 put on by When You Work at a Museum. Vote for Stratford Hall today at

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The gardens are starting to really strut their stuff around here and the birds are flitting about. Okay, maybe our gardens don't have giant flowers like these, but they are still really pretty...

Untitled (Birds and Blue House)
George W. Bowman (1921-2002)
Paper and ink, c. 1999
Stratford Hall Collection [TC2014.009.002]
(Behind the scenes)

This latest acquisition was part of the personal collection of one of our Board members, likely a gift directly from the artist, who served as a night watchman at Stratford for many years. Bowman created his artwork on a canvas made up of ticket stubs and many of his illustrations showcase places around the Stratford Hall property. In some of his art, however, Bowman stretches perspective and relative sizes, as you see here in these larger-than-life flowers and oversized woodpeckers.

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