In honor of the Year of the Woman in Maryland and the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the Liriodendron Foundation is hosting an exhibit during July and August that celebrates women who contributed their design talent to Maryland’s built environment at a time when few women were in the profession. Many of the women practiced through the lean years of the Depression and World War II, designing buildings in Maryland and across the country, serving as a story of perseverance and determination.
The exhibit also showcases artwork and architectural drawings of Poldi Hirsch (1926-1987), a Havre de Grace resident and the first woman of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) who owned her own firm. Over 25 modern structures still stand in Harford County as a testament to her professional perseverance and pioneering legacy.
The travelling exhibit was sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and developed by members of the Women in Architecture (now EQUITY) Committee of AIA Baltimore, with research assistance from architecture students at Morgan State University.
A special online presentation will be given at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 12 by the curator of the exhibit, Jillian Storms, AIA. Ms Storms received BAF’s Roger Redden Award and Preservation Maryland’s George T. Harrison Volunteer Award in recognition of her extensive work in organizing the research effort and curating the traveling exhibit. She has a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Urban Studies and Planning from Goucher College. To register for the event and receive a Zoom link, please click here to RSVP.
The exhibit is on view free to the public from July 3 to August 26, 2020 during our Open House hours each Wednesday from 1 to 7 pm, and on Sunday, August 9th from 11 am to 3 pm, or by appointment by contacting 410.879.4424 or email@example.com.
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The Liriodendron mansion’s 2nd floor houses exhibit space featuring artwork, educational exhibits, and archival collections.
Exhibits are open to the public for viewing during the mansion’s Open House hours:
Wednesdays from 1 to 7 pm and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm.
Exhibits are also available for viewing during public-facing events.
For additional information, or to learn about becoming involved as a volunteer docent, please call 410-879-4424 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays 1:00pm-4:00pm and Wednesdays 1:00pm-7:00pm
NOTE: There is limited access to the second-floor galleries.
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