Time & Location
Jul 20, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Bascom, 323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
History has painted a portrait of Churchill (1874-1965) as an ambitious, confident, bold and highly creative man. Volumes have been written about him as a statesman, and he is remembered today - over five decades after his death - as a leader whose eccentricities and audacity contributed to his stubborn defiance in the face of adversity. There is another picture to be painted of Sir Winston Churchill: the portrait of Churchill as an artist. This course will examine Churchill's passion for painting, a hobby that informed and inspired him throughout his life. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
Location: The Bascom
Presenter: Tim Riley is the Director and Chief Curator for the Winston Churchill Museum at Westminster College. Tim is a graduate, cu laude, of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and also studied at Columbia University in the city of New York. He has also served as a curatorial assistant, education assistant and lectures/concerts coordinator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. From 2006 through 2012 Tim served as a director of The Trout Museum of Art in Appleton and was appointed Director Emeritus in 2012. In April of this year Tim was installed as Churchill Fellow of Westminster College.