Monday June 17 2024 6:30 - 8pm

Artist and fashion designer Gary Graham
in conversation with historian Megan Marshall

Artist and fashion designer Gary Graham and historian Megan Marshall will be discussing Tnamurya, Graham’s clothing collection inspired by the historic Old Manse and previous generations of women who resided there. Presented at deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, the event will include a presentation about the collection and the Old Manse, as well as conversation about past lives inspiring modern day clothing, and an investigation into the deep history of transcendentalism in the region.

About Tnamurya:

Tnamurya was the anagram Ralph Waldo Emerson used in his journals to reference his Aunt Mary (Mary Moody Emerson.) During a 2022 Concord, MA artist residency Gary researched a new Gary Graham collection and met with conservators and program directors regarding a future art installation at the Old Manse. The Old Manse is most notable as the house where Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote his essay Nature and Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote Mosses from an Old Manse, just steps from the Old North Bridge where the “Shot heard ’round the World” took place on the fateful night of April 19, 1775.

Graham's work focused on the women who either lived at the Old Manse or influenced the aforementioned writers, as well as the generations of children reared here, including Mary Moody, Sophia Hawthorne, Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley, and Margaret Fuller.

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