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    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE


    Entertaining at Biltmore and Downton Abbey®

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. reception | 10:30 a.m. lecture

    Tickets: $35 members & co-sponsors* | $45 non-members

    Location: Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE

    The entertainments at Biltmore House, Asheville N.C., built by George W. Vanderbilt, were a source of much intrigue for Gilded Age society. A New York columnist speculated, “There were house parties and private theatricals, and heaven knows what all.” Indeed, entertaining in a grand fashion was always central to the Vanderbilts and life at Biltmore. This winter, the historic estate continues the tradition by hosting Downton Abbey: The Exhibitionin celebration of the release of the long-awaited film. Biltmore Curator Leslie Klingner will describe the many parallels between life at America’s largest home and Downton’s beloved Highclere. Biltmore even had a British housekeeper, gardener, and butler—not Carson, but Harvey. From the breakfast tray delivered to your room, to a scrumptious afternoon tea in the Tapestry Gallery; and from an eight-course dinner for 38 guests, to retiring to the Billiard Room for cocktails, American and English country houses parties were sublime! Drawing from photos, letters, and journals held in the estate’s private archives, Leslie will share stories about the 20th-century country house fêtes. She will discuss the staff and family’s preparations, the fashionable set who attended, their attire, and the amusements they enjoyed. She will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the interactive exhibition while comparing entertaining in real life versus on screen.

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    Leslie Klingner 

    Leslie Klingner is a design historian specializing in decorative art and material culture of the 19thand 20thcenturies. In 2006, Leslie became the Curator of Interpretation for Biltmore, the family home of the late George W. Vanderbilt. In this role, she shares in the curation and preservation of America’s largest home and creates historical tours, products, programming and exhibitions across the estate. Prior to her work with the Vanderbilt collection, Leslie served as a Lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum (2001-2009) and as Senior Educator and Academic Programs Coordinator for the Brooklyn Museum. Her recent co-curated exhibitions include A Vanderbilt House Party: The Gilded Age;Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanicthe MovieFashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in FilmDressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times; and The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad. Beginning Nov 8th, Biltmore will be hosting Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, an interactive experience connecting visitors with the characters, fashions and historic events depicted in the global hit television show and new feature film.

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

    On Saturday, March 28th, 2020, Powerhouse Strong will be hosting the “Rise Up, Speak Up, Power Up” Autistic Women’s Panel on the importance of neurodiversity and inclusion in the workplace. The event will feature Haley Moss, the first autistic woman to be sworn in as an attorney within the state of Florida, as our Keynote Speaker.  The Panel will consist of five women from the Greater Atlanta Area, one from Texas and one from Tennessee, who have experience in employment.  Not only will each share their own journey on what employment has looked like for them, but also explain why it’s important to include individuals who live on the spectrum or have similar neurodiversities.



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17 Oct 2019 October Jazz Treat
13 Sep 2019 Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
07 Sep 2019 British Car Fayre
06 Sep 2019 Innovating International Education feat. Welsh Minister of Education
17 Aug 2019 Night for New Beginnings
07 Jun 2019 Summer Concert: Liverpool Legends
15 May 2019 ATLANTA MEET 2019
28 Apr 2019 ATL Nations Cup
13 Apr 2019 Taste of Britain 30th Anniversary
17 Nov 2018 Taste of Britain’s Customer Appreciation Day
12 Nov 2018 Women's Series: It Is an Art to Stay Feminine, Yet Powerful
11 Nov 2018 Remembrance Day
02 Nov 2018 Aris Theatre : Not About Heroes
21 Oct 2018 Traditional British Sunday Roast
20 Sep 2018 Women's Series: Cyber Security Risks
08 Sep 2018 British Car Fayre
10 Aug 2018 Afternoon Networking Tea
06 Jun 2018 Sweden Day 2018
24 May 2018 Springboard to Europe
30 Apr 2018 Women's Series: 5th Anniversary Celebration
14 Apr 2018 The Choir Boys of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England
14 Apr 2018 BABC vs GIACC Special Cricket Match
12 Apr 2018 Great British Weekend
26 Feb 2018 Women's Series: Philanthropy
24 Jan 2018 2018 Economic Outlook
18 Jan 2018 Differences between Journalism in Europe and the United States
08 Dec 2017 Annual Christmas Luncheon
07 Dec 2017 Women's Series: Immigration
15 Nov 2017 Atlanta + London = Payment Industry Leadership
30 Oct 2017 International Golf Classic
24 Oct 2017 YP International Networking Event
10 Aug 2017 Summer Social: Networking & Drinks
01 Jun 2017 Springboard to Europe
17 May 2017 Immigration Evening
04 May 2017 BritWeek Atlanta
22 Apr 2017 Ted Baker London Spring Shopping Fundraiser
03 Apr 2017 10th Anniversary AF KLM Delta Joint Venture
21 Mar 2017 T2 Trainspotting Advance Screening
30 Jan 2017 Women's Series: Boost Your Professional Game
14 Jan 2017 An Evening with Tom Chaplin
03 Dec 2016 Brits in Atlanta Meetup Group Christmas Party
04 Nov 2016 European Wine Tasting
09 Oct 2016 Atlanta Pride: British Consulate
27 Sep 2016 Cybercon
13 Jun 2016 IFB 2016
26 May 2016 Barbados Comes To Atlanta
13 May 2016 Young Professional Mixer
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