Tue, May 07|
Lecture: James A Welu: Tulipmania
The craze for collecting and investing in tulips in 17th-century Holland led to what is often considered the first recorded economic bubble.
Time & Location
May 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Uxbridge, 510 Hartford Ave W, Uxbridge, MA 01569, USA
About the event
Jame A Welu Lecture: $40 RSVP HERE TULIPMANIA
Includes: a lecture, a glass of wine, and light charcuterie.
The craze for collecting and investing in tulips in 17th-century Holland led to what is often considered the first recorded economic bubble. Learn how this coveted flower, which is not native to the Netherlands, became a symbol of the Dutch Republic, providing valuable insight into a nation in the process of becoming a world power.
James A. Welu
James Welu joined the staff of the Worcester Art Museum in 1974 as assistant curator and served six years as chief curator and 25 years as director. Born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, Welu holds a BA from Loras College, an MA and MFA in studio art from the University of Notre Dame, and a PhD in art history from Boston University. A specialist in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, he has published and lectured widely and organized a variety of exhibitions, including Judith Leyster: A Dutch Master and Her World. Welu served as president of the Association of Art Museum Directors and chair of the Accreditation Commission of the American Alliance of Museums. He remains active in numerous Worcester organizations and continues to lecture at the Worcester Art Museum, the College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Join us on a Tuesday night from 6:30 - 8:30 when the restaurant is closed. Tickets include a charcuterie board and a complimentary drink.