Part of a Salon-Style Series Celebrating Culture through Arts, Literature, and History Discussions
“Morrison House Presents” is a salon-style series exploring Alexandria’s heritage and culture with talks by artists, writers, and historians in the stylish yet comfortable salon of the Morrison House. This charming setting provides an ideal backdrop for members of the public to participate in an open and lively conversation with artists, authors, and archaeologists from the nationally acclaimed Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Join Lance Mallamo as he discusses a wide variety of photographs from Alexandria’s past, with an eye to telling the smaller story behind a much larger picture. Mr. Mallamo will evaluate historic photos of people, buildings and streets, as well as aerial scenes, from earlier periods of Alexandria, pointing out the subtle details in each that ultimately contribute to the rich heritage of the City. In particular, the discussion will focus on little noticed clues that often serve to date early photographs, document the evolution of the place over time, or simply trace the social vitality of one of America’s most unusual cities.
Lance Mallamo has been Director of the Office of Historic Alexandria since 2007. Before coming to Virginia, he was Executive Director of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, Long Island’s largest general museum, and has also served as Director of the Suffolk County (NY) Division of Cultural and Historic Services.
More About the Series:
This series of monthly salon-style talks is sponsored by the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, the Alexandria Archaeological Commission, and the Morrison House Hotel. The talks take place on the first Tuesday of each month. Cocktails will be available for purchase through The Grille at Morrison House Hotel, and dinner reservations can be made for guests who would like to continue their experience following the event.