Yes, there truly is a place where bad art is not only displayed, but celebrated! Join us as the director of the Museum of Bad Art in Massachusetts tells us all about her tongue-in-cheek museum where really bad art has found a home. For more information, go to their website at www.museumofbadart.com Doors open at 6:00. Reception will follow.
James Evans, Big Bend photographer, comes to the McFaddin-Ward House sharing his wit, humor, and life’s work capturing images of the formidable Big Bend, Texas.
Evans fell in love with the Big Bend on a hiking trip 28 years ago, so he set up camp…permanently. He’s been taking stunning pictures ever since, has authored two books, and finally got married this year.
His work is featured regularly in Texas Monthly Magazine among other notable publications. His photographs hang in prestigious galleries, museums, hotels, and private collections all over the country, yet he is too humble to tell you about it.
A PREVIEW, book signing, and reception will follow the lecture.
Mr. Evans’ works will be on view until August 4th.
If you like our events, this is the one to attend.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center.
For further information about James Evans and to see some of his work, visit his website at http://jameshevans.com.
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
WHICH FORK DO I USE? / DON’T TALK WITH YOUR MOUTH FULL! / EXACTLY HOW DO I FOLD THIS NAPKIN???
The McFaddins were all about social graces and minding their manners. Come to the McFaddin-Ward House this summer for lessons! Get tips on conducting yourself at the table, proper conversation, introductions, even how to dress to impress!
For Ages 10 – 14
Cost: $25 which includes lunch, of course!
Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 6, 2016
For more information, call Sandy at 832-1906
MCFADDIN-WARD HOUSE KID’S CAMP IS BACK FOR 2016 AND BETTER THAN EVER!
CLASSES ARE LIMITED, SO SIGN UP TODAY.
THREE DIFFERENT CAMPS, THREE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES FOR AGES 8 TO 12:
June 22, “McFaddin Round-Up” – Howdy, Partner! Ranching is in the McFaddin Family blood. Find out about ranch life, both work and play. Meet animals and learn about their care, then sing around the campfire! 9:00 a.m. – NOON Cost: $15
July 20, “Let’s Play Games!” – Games make life so much more fun as the McFaddin Family well knew. Just look at their third floor! Learn how to play games, both old and new. Test your talent for everything from brain teasers to athletic feat. 9:00 a.m. – NOON Cost: $15
August 10, “Lights, Camera, ACTION!” – In this camp, you’ll make a movie like they did in Hollywood’s Golden Age. When camp is over, take it home and show it to your family and friends. 9:00 a.m. – NOON Cost: $15
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’LL FIND!
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING ANTIQUES, PORCELAIN, POTTERY, AND GLASS
The 2016 McFaddin-Ward House Lecture Series continues with a special evening of antiques. If you love collecting old objects, you won’t want to miss this presentation. Antique, Art, Pottery, Porcelain, and Glass expert, David Lackey, brings his knowledge and talent to the McFaddin-Ward House in its continuing 2016 Lecture Series.
Speaker, David Lackey graduated from Baylor University, dealt in antiques for several years, then did intensive study at Christie’s Fine Arts in London. He has been a collector for most of his life, starting at the young age of 6 when he received an antique penny bank in the shape of a house. This simple gift ignited David’s passion for collecting old objects, and he began to shop with his parents at flea-markets and garage sales. By the age of 12, he was selling at weekend antiques fairs and to other dealers who appreciated his keen eye for quality items.
David Lackey presently owns an antique shop in Houston, creates his own art, and can be seen appraising collectibles on the enormously popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow. Please join us for this enlightening lecture and find out how he determines what your special “something” is worth.
For more information on David Lackey, please visit our news site at https://mcfaddin-ward.org/category/news/
Our lectures are FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited. We take the first 90 visitors who arrive. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
The McFaddin-Ward House was built in 1905-1906 in a Beaux-Arts Colonial style. Its furnishings and décor reflected the lifestyle of the family that lived there for seventy-five years. The family collected objects and chose to live with things they liked. This reflected their tastes and the changing trends of the times. Some objects they chose were more classical and others more humorous or trendy. In this exhibition case we feature some of each of these types.
Join us for an exciting lecture featuring Perry McFaddin Clark , general manager of Amizetta Vineyards!
Perry McFaddin Clark earned his undergraduate degree from University of California at Davis in Viticulture and Enology and a MBA from the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis. During college, Perry spent his summers working at Sterling Vineyards and Louis Martini Winery. These internships helped him gain a better understanding of how the “bigger” wineries operated. After completing his degrees, he spent two years working in financial services with Blackstone Funds in New York City. Perry has since taken his wide breath of work experience and focused his attentions back at the family winery as the general manager.
Join us for an exciting evening with Meredith Meuwly to learn about Fakes and Forgeries in the art market!
Meredith earned her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and Art History from Duke University in 2000, and a Master’s degree in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and the History of the Art Market from Christie’s Education in New York in 2001. She spent the next five years in the Christie’s New York Antiquities Department as sale coordinator and cataloguer of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern works of art. During her time at Christie’s, she worked on numerous high profile auctions including the Doris Duke Estate, Ancient Egyptian Art from the Harer Family Trust, and the John W. Kluge Morven Collection of Ancient Art.
Meredith joined Heritage Auctions in 2007 as Senior Consignment Director in the Fine & Decorative Arts Department, overseeing two auctions each year. In January 2010, she became the Director of Appraisal Services, preparing formal appraisals for more than 35 specialist categories.
In addition to her duties at Heritage, Meredith participates as an appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow on PBS, specializing in Glass, Silver, and Decorative Arts. Meredith is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers, serving on the Fine Art committee. She is also a board member of the Foundation for Appraisal Education.
Come for a unique chance to see the museum at night at our eggnog evening!
Start at the visitor center for tasty treats and eggnog then stroll over to the house for a self-guided tour.
The event is free and open to the public. Call 832-1906 for details. See you there!
Cyclists: Bring your bikes and join a casual group to ride around town to view Christmas lights, ending at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum for eggnog and a tour.
**LIGHTS and HELMETS are required and Christmas lights on your bike are encouraged. The streets are open to normal traffic flow, so please ride with caution and obey all traffic laws (ride at your own risk).
More details will be posted on the bike ride at
Join us at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1-4 p.m., for a celebration of Christmas traditions at the annual Holiday Open House!
Take a break from the busy holiday pace and bring the whole family for a chance to enjoy a simpler, more peaceful Christmastime. Tour the brightly-decorated first floor of the museum, try your hand at Christmas activities, and sample traditional Christmas cookies and punch while you relax and listen to music of the season. The event is free and open to everyone!
Contact us at (409) 832-1906 for more details. Hope to see you there!
You are invited to our free family photo day, Sunday, November 10, 2013 from noon to 3 p.m.!
Have your photo taken in the museum! One day only!
This is your once-a-year chance to dress up and have your family picture taken for holiday cards on the museum’s grand staircase! Bring your own camera, and our museum staff photographer will take the photo for you.
All visitors must register in the visitor center at 1906 Calder Ave. the day of the event.
Note: No professional photography or spiked heels.
Call (409) 832-2134 for more details. The event is free and open to everyone! See you there!