BEYOND THE FLAME: A Yellin Symposium
Saturday, December 6, 11am-3pm
Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 DeLancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Immerse yourself in the history of the Philadelphia ironwork industry, and learn the story of Samuel Yellin, the twentieth century's foremost artisan in iron, and the Yellin family tradition. Lunch is provided during this daylong retreat. Plus, enjoy free admission to the Rosenbach's current exhibitions on ironwork and nineteenth-century photography, and stay for a guided tour of the historic Rosenbach house.
TALK #1: Fashioned with Skill and Artistry: Early wrought iron in the Delaware Valley
Donald Fennimore, Winterthur Senior Curator of Metals, leads an illustrated discussion of southeast Pennsylvania as a place where the craft of wrought iron had long flourished, creating a proper setting for Samuel Yellin to carry that tradition forward into the twentieth century.
TALK #2: The Yellin Forge: Past, Present, and Future
Join Clare Yellin, Director of the Yellin forge and granddaughter of Samuel Yellin, for a glimpse into the lives and work of three generations of Philadelphia metalworkers.
Cost: Rosenbach members $20; students/seniors $20; non-members $30
Registration required: by phone or email
Rosenbach Museum & Library
2010 DeLancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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