Lew Wallace Study resumes in-person lecture series

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The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will host Jessica Stephens from the TC Steele Historic Site at the Indiana State Museum. Stephens will present “A Look Inside the Studio & Home of TC Steele”.

Steele grew up in Waveland and worked as a portrait painter in Crawfordsville before moving to Brown County. This conference will be held on September 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 212 S. Green St.

Stephens attended Indiana University for his Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in Art History and History. Its minor was classical civilizations. She also holds a master’s degree in educational science: arts education, with a specialization in museum education. She was an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy after her graduate studies. She was also Assistant Curator of Education at the Morris Museum of Art from 2011 to 2017, in Augusta, Georgia. In 2017, Stephens became the Head of Youth Programs at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. In July 2020, she became site manager for the TC Steele State Historic Site.

This part of the Dr. Howard Miller Lecture Series is presented as a complement to General Lew Wallace Study & Museums’ current annual exhibit, “Versatile Genius: Lew Wallace’s Creative Endeavors”. The exhibit, which is open at the Carriage House Interpretive Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, is free and focuses on the art and music of Lew Wallace.

Museum staff encourage visitors and lecturers to wear masks and maintain a social distance of six feet.

For more information, contact Larry Paarlberg at 765-362-5769 or [email protected]


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